What’s Next for Mental Health in Georgia After Key Bill’s Passage?

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Beau Evans
Mar 30, 2022
Key Points
  • 1 in 6 Georgians have mental-health needs while the state ranks 48th in access to care.
  • Newly passed mental-health legislation seeks expanding care access and keeping more people in crisis out of jail and emergency rooms.
  • Questions remain on how much state funding key mental-health programs will receive.
The Gist State lawmakers moved not only to expand mental-health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of Georgians who struggle with accessing it, but also to keep people with severe conditions from winding up in jail or the emergency room instead of local treatment centers. What’s Happening The Mental Health Parity Act, sponsored by Georgia ...

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