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Lindsay Lohan

Treatment Facility has

NO LICENSE

5/2/2013 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0502_lindsay_morningside_article2The treatment facility Lindsay Lohan is currently at has NO LICENSE to provide rehab treatment because its license was REVOKED ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Lindsay has entered Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach ... even though prosecutors never signed off on the facility. The judge is giving prosecutors a week to investigate the facility, and here's the first thing they'll find.

We've learned in November, 2011 Morningside's license was suspended for being careless with prescription drugs and operating beyond the scope of its license. After a full hearing in 2012, the California Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs REVOKED Morningside's license outright.

We spoke with Millicent Tidwell, the Acting Deputy Director Over the Licensing and Certification Division at the Department, and she told us "Morningside cannot give any treatment."

Tidwell tells us the only thing Morningside can do without a license is provide a sober living environment, but NO TREATMENT.

Tidwell adds, "It is a violation of the State law to operate a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility in California without a license. Morningside does not have a license."

UPDATE

12:50 PM PT -- Morningside Recovery has just released a statement, insisting Tidwell is WRONG and that they DO have a "license/certification" to provide drug and alcohol treatment. Morningside CEO Mary Helen Beatificato says the 2011 revocation of Morningside's license only affects the company's ability to provide residential detox services.

Tidwell's response ... Morningside is full of crap ... the recovery center is NOT licensed to provide inpatient drug/alcohol treatment. Period.

brandon morning side We've learned one reason Morningside's license was revoked is because Brandon Jacques, a 20-year-old patient suffering from bulimia and alcohol addiction, allegedly died as a result of the facility's misconduct. According to official docs, the facility was not licensed to treat people with eating disorders. According to the family's lawsuit against Morningside, the man had a low electrolyte count and the facility should have transferred him to a hospital but didn't. The man died from cardiac arrest while doing push-ups.

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badabing    

Lohan is a piece of shi*.

542 days ago
2.

jay26mc    

It doesn't matter. Lindsay is basically above the law.

542 days ago
3.

6one9    

DUH~~~~~~~~~~~ LOSING!!!!!!!
Flucking idiot!!!

542 days ago
4.

Shaunie    

Lol @ "TMZ broke the story"

542 days ago
5.

CoconutScrimp    

LiLo will never learn until true punishment is dished out to her.

Lock her ass up!

Enough is enough.

542 days ago
6.

campy    

I've never been so happy in my entire life. It's going to be a good day!

542 days ago
7.

EmilyG    

of course they don't, that's why Lindsay got in so easily. Lindsay believes she is above the law and can manipulate her way through things. I really hope she gets yanked outta there fast and put in jail

542 days ago
8.

marcyl    

She will still avoid jail time. She is blessed that way.

542 days ago
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chelsey    

It's SAD that the TAXPAYERS of California pay for her do tell them how justice is suppose to be served. Lindsay will get off, again and TAX PAYERS will pay. Meanwhile if she was not a white celeb. SHE'D BE IN JAIL!

542 days ago
10.

_Taterman    

HAHAHA ... You can't just make this stuff up! Wow, this is gonna be one hell of a movie one day titled Lindsay The Loser.

542 days ago
11.

Truth    

LINDSAY WILL SKATE - WATCH!! JUDGE WILL MAKE A CONTINUANCE WITH ENUFF TIME TO FIND ANOTHER CERTIFIED DRUG DEN THAT ALLOWS CRACK, WEED, BLUNTS, METH ALL ROLLED UP IN A NEWPORT. POINT BLANK. #TRUTH!!

542 days ago
12.

cabuchholz73    

If i was the prosecution i would argue Lindsey and her lawyer knew there was no licence and revoke the plea bargain. off to the Slammer for you Lindsey maybe for more the 90 days. There has got to be a law against conning the justice system (purger y maybe)

542 days ago
13.

stu    

She just needs a little hug.

542 days ago
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Alia    

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

What a piece of work the two of them.

542 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

I shouldn't be shocked that she wasn't locked up right away for this. If that had been anyone else, the judge would have ordered a bench warrant for their arrest. I know Lilo can't afford to feather the judge's pockets, so I don't know how she does it.

542 days ago
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