Sacramento Warned About Mental Health Program Cuts
The chief counsel for the California Department of Mental Health has warned Sacramento County officials that they could lose state funding and violate state law by moving forward with a plan to reduce behavioral health spending by $17 million. Earlier this year, the county proposed ending ties to four not-for-profit community clinics caring for people with severe mental illnesses and instead expanding the Adult Psychiatric After Care Clinic and opening four new outpatient wellness centers staffed with county workers. Ann Edwards-Buckley, director of the county's Health and Human Services, said the county is considering other alternatives.
- "State Warns Sacramento County Budget Cuts Could Forfeit Funding" (Hubert, Sacramento Bee, 6/3).