Keaton: Joining ECBH could wipe away AMHC debts – The Daily Advance

Area counties’ debts from the financial implosion of Albemarle Mental Health Center will be forgiven if the counties join East Carolina Behavioral Health, Pasquotank County Manager Randy Keaton said last week.
Keaton estimated late last year that Pasquotank’s share of AMHC’s debt could be as much as $350,000.

But he told the Pasquotank Finance Committee last week that state officials have said the debts stemming from disallowed expenses would be waived if the counties affiliate with ECBH. The New Bern-based agency has been managing mental health services in the 10-county Albemarle region for the state Division of Mental Health since July 1.

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