Webinar: Land Use and Zoning Issues for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities

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  • Date Recorded: June 23, 2016
  • Presenter: Harry Nelson
  • Length: a little over 41 minutes
  • CE: this webinar is not eligible for CEs
  • Price: free

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As group homes proliferated nationally, conflicts arose between property owners concerned over their families’ safety and their property values (“Not In My Back Yard” or “NIMBY”) on one side, and group home operators and disability rights advocates on the other. Some local governments responded by enacting zoning and other ordinances that restricted, among other things, where and how many group homes could operate in the community and required operators to notify local officials before they opened a home.

The “pendulum swing” is highly concerning to many in the industry, based on the anticipated constraints and restrictions on growth in a time of insufficient access to meet the need for addiction treatment. It is also destabilizing to operators, investors, and prospective acquirers uncertain about how industry land use regulation is likely to evolve.

What are the protections afforded by federal law to small group homes used for the purpose of residential drug rehabilitation? In this webinar, you will learn more about recent legislative trends, zoning restrictions, and strategies for the future.

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Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLC, as well as the chairman of Behavioral Health Association of Providers.

Beyond his legal expertise, Harry is known nationally as a consummate leader at the intersection of healthcare law and business, as evidenced by his role in co-founding five healthcare-related start-ups in the last decade. Deeply immersed in healthcare transformation and innovation; he frequently speaks on cutting edge issues and the future of the industry itself.


Webinar: Land Use and Zoning Issues for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities

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