Gov. King designed L.D. 1814, which would put into place an overall plan for con
Gov. King designed L.D. 1814, which would put into place an overall plan for consumers who rely upon state mental health services. One aspect of the bill would make sure all the mentally ill served by the state have community services as well as back-up emergency hospital beds for stabilization, evaluation and long-term treatment. The measure would give the state oversight of all local service networks by establishing regional agencies to act as a point-of-entry for patients. Maine currently spends $50 million annually to run the Augusta Mental Health Institute and the Bangor Mental Health Institute, covering only a fraction of the state's mentally ill. Details.
Bills, Legislative, Mental health services
Hale, Karlene K., "Gov. King designed L.D. 1814, which would put into place an overall plan for con" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2497.