Monday, March 30, 2009

State settlements called into question

As covered extensively in this blog, Georgia's mental health system has been under scrutiny and finally reached an agreement with the federal government to overhaul patient care (see "Georgia reaches agreement with feds.")
According to an NPR report today, however, the Justice Department's agreement with Georgia and five other states, including Hawaii, Washington, South Carolina, Tennessee and Connecticut, are on ice. According to the NPR report, "Advocacy groups say the terms of these last-minute settlements are inexcusably weak and that the agreements don't do enough to make sure the states fix their problems."Sphere: Related Content
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