FEDS: NC VIOLATED SETTLEMENT OVER MH SERVICES
via WRAL.com: Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice told North Carolina leaders this month that the state isn’t doing enough to help keep people with serious mental illnesses in their local communities and out of more restrictive housing.
In a Nov. 6 letter to Attorney General Roy Cooper and state Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer, the DOJ said the state was violating a 2012 settlement agreement and “must take significant corrective action” to avoid unnecessarily funneling the mentally ill into adult care homes. DHHS signed the settlement under Gov. Bev Perdue following a federal investigation into possible violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Continue reading here.
GREENSBORO OUTREACH MEETING
NCPA leaders met with psychologist from the Greensboro area on Thursday night to discuss the latest issues in the profession.
Outreach meetings are planned for Durham on January 22, Southern Pines on February 18, and Asheville on April 18. Watch for details in E-News.