The legislative subcommittee studying Health and Human Services budgets Tuesday approved an extensive reorganization of the Health Division. The plan drew sharp questions when first presented because the fiscal division’s review of the plan indicated no direct-cost savings. Health and Human Service Director Mike Willden said the reorganization wasn’t designed to save money as much as change the way mental health services are delivered from the traditional government model to a public health model. He and division director Richard Whitley had argued the plan streamlines services from determining eligibility to providing flexibility so that funding can follow the clients as …
Health Division reorganization is approved by subcommittee
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