Friday, January 29, 2010

The other shoe dropping on Georgia Mental Health System

The Department of Justice has filed a motion to put a federal monitor in the state's mental health system.
From the Department of Justice press release
"The motion, filed late yesterday, seeks appointment of a monitor who will set binding targets and timetables for reducing the number of residents at the hospitals and expanding appropriate community based services."

More on what this means in tomorrow's Union-Recorder.

Update:Department of Behavioral Health Spokesman Tom Wilson just told me that the state will be fighting the DOJ motion as it asks for too dramatic of a change in the state's delivery of mental health services.

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