Drug Treatment Centers Cited For Unsanitary Conditions, Fined

A Bridgeport company has been fined $3,000 by the state Department of Public Health for multiple violations, including poor supervision of medication and unsanitary conditions, at two substance abuse treatment centers it operates in Waterbury. On May 6, Connecticut Renaissance Inc. signed consent orders with DPH agreeing to a $1,000 fine in connection with violations at Renaissance East at 31 Wolcott St. and $2,000 in connection with violations at Renaissance West at 466 W. Main St., both in Waterbury. Connecticut Renaissance also must hire independent licensed practitioners to oversee each of the treatment centers for at least four months to ensure proper patient care and compliance with all state and federal regulations, the consent decree said. The violations were found by DPH during unannounced inspections at the two centers in January.