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W.Va. Licensing Agency Orders Two Pain Clinics to Close


  Two pain management clinics have been ordered to close after they failed state inspections.

The West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification set a May 15 deadline for Hope Clinic in Raleigh County to close. Punnamma Memorial Rehab Clinic in Wood County must close by May 21.

The agency’s director, Jolynn Marra, tells The Charleston Gazette that both clinics didn’t meet requirements to be licensed.

Three other clinics have been closed since January for failing to comply with a 2012 law aimed at reducing substance abuse. The law codified patient health and safety and gave the Department of Health and Human Resources oversight over pain clinic licensure.