The future of CMHCs: The role of the state
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The author contends that the “new de-institutionalization” is masking the inability of states to establish clear authority and responsibility for the mentally ill. The determination of authority and responsibility was fatally flawed by the community Mental Health Centers Act when it did not clarify the state's role. Also discussed is how the withdrawal of direct federal funds affected community mental health center services.
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