With An Eye to the Past - 1980s - Recapturing the Vision
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However, a great deal of work remained.

In 1988, Governor Perpich and Department of Health Services Commissioner Sandra Gardebring created a negotiating process to reach consensus about the future of state hospitals. Representatives of all concerned parties met for months.

In September, a proposal was presented that stated all persons with developmental disabilities can be served in the community; all Regional Treatment Center units should be phased out by 1999; and that half of the residents would be served by state-operated services.

In 1989, the Minnesota Department of Corrections began to takeover the Faribault facility.

Examples of Testimony
Governor Perpich pushed for consensus
about the future of the state hospital system.
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