Future Of Mental Health Service Management Stuck In Legislative Conference

Future of mental health service management stuck in legislative conference

Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, championed a version of mental health reform that would scrap regional managed care networks. (CJ photo by Dan Way)

RALEIGH — House and Senate Republicans are stuck in a debate about oversight of the state’s largest mental health provider and who will control mental health services for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians.
A conference committee could decide the fate of House Bill 403, which passed each legislative chamber in dramatically different versions. The House, and some senators, want tougher oversight of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Services, the state’s largest mental-health provider.
The Senate version of the …

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