Friday, July 07, 2006

Mental Health Reform Passed

The House gave final approval to changes designed to define the responsibilities of community mental health managers and give power to the Health and Human Services secretary to take over functions that aren’t currently being performed. The measure is part of a series of changes designed to jump start mental health reforms that place more patient treatment in local communities. The measure (HB 2077) now goes to Gov. Easley for signature after the House agreed on Thursday to changes made by the Senate.

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