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New Law to Cut Counties’ Prison Health Care Costs

Counties across Tennessee spend millions of dollars every year on health care for prisoners, but a new state law passes some of those costs to the federal government.The General Assembly passed Public Chapter No. 926 earlier this year.

Inside the Oklahoma Mental Health System: The Community Response Team

The Community Response team is working to make outcomes better for those who have sought mental health or substance abuse crisis services in Oklahoma County. Through their community partnerships, help is extending well beyond the crisis center doors where services previously stopped.

Rural Routes to Improving Health Care

The Council of State Governments Knowledge Center By Mary Branham Dr. James Mold believes the health care profession can learn a lot from farmers. When farmers have a problem, many times they’ll look to the network of cooperative extension agents […]

Coverage for Mental Health is Improving

The Affordable Care Act closed many of those coverage gaps. Starting this year, it requires health plans for individuals and groups of fewer than 50 people to make sure their coverage of mental-health services is on par with that for medical and surgical care. The requirement is expected to improve coverage for 62 million Americans.

California Plans Death Row Mental Health Unit

Responding to a federal court order, California prison officials plan to build a mental health unit for condemned inmates at San Quentin State Prison, according to court documents filed Tuesday.The planned construction responds to a judge’s finding in December that mentally ill inmates on death row lack proper treatment.