State officials are hoping to improve efficiency and possibly save some money in the proposed budget by reorganizing several agencies.
The biggest change is the plan to split up the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services. Mental Health would move over to the Health Division along with SAPTA, the substance abuse agency.
Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden said that makes sense, especially with the number of mental health patients who have co-occurring substance abuse and/or physical disorders already served through the Health Division.
He said numerous other states have combined mental health with their public health programs …