Posts Tagged ‘Department of Mental Health’

PEER criticizes DMH; has questions for LeGrand about cutting care

WHITFIELD — A legislative watchdog committee is criticizing how the Department of Mental Health handled a contract to shut down its community care unit at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield. The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, in a report released Friday, criticized the department’s $45,000 contract with Guided Steps to […] [...]

Crisis point

DMH desperate to keep facilities open, available Last Tuesday, Gov. Haley Barbour asked state agencies to submit to him by Nov. 1 cost-cutting plans for fiscal year 2012. The request comes in advance of Barbour’s executive budget recommendation he will unveil in November, and is designed to provide a financial outline for the massive budget […] [...]

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