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Initiatives to improve chemical and mental health services and help clients transition from intuitions to the community are scheduled to be heard by legislators Thursday. A proposal to manage growth in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program is also included. The House Health and Human Services Finance committee is set to review the legislation starting at 10 a.m. in room 200 of the State Office Building. The proposals, which are part of Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget, are authored by Sen. Tony Lourey and Rep. Tom Huntley.
“The initiatives continue to improve how the state provides mental and chemical health services that are focused on recovery and community integration,” said Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson. “They also take advantage of opportunities in the Affordable Care Act, which will provide access to behavioral health services to more Minnesotans and require more coordinated care.”
The DHS proposals include: