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October 16, 2012
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Reorganizations part of proposed budgets

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 …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 16, 2012 05:20AM Published Oct 16, 2012 05:19AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.