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The Georgia Mental Health Deal

Under the agreement with the Justice Department, Georgia will end new admissions to state mental hospitals and develop assertive community treatment, intensive care management, supported housing and supported employment programs to serve 9,000 people with mental illness over the next four years.
by | October 2011

Under the agreement with the Justice Department, Georgia will end new admissions to state mental hospitals and develop assertive community treatment, intensive care management, supported housing and supported employment programs to serve 9,000 people with mental illness over the next four years. The state also must create at least 1,000 Medicaid waivers and increase crisis services and family and housing support for individuals with developmental disabilities in community settings. Here's how the agreement breaks down, by the numbers:

For the mentally ill:

  • 6 crisis service centers
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  • 35 community-based psychiatric hospital beds
  • 18 crisis apartments
  • 45 case management providers
  • 540 individuals will receive bridge funding by July 1, 2014

For the developmentally disabled:

  • 1,150 home and community-based waivers
  • 6 mobile crisis teams by July 1, 2012
  • 12 crisis respite homes by July 1, 2014

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