Local mental health agency hopes to retain control – Burlington Times-News

The leader of the Alamance-Caswell Local Management Entity wants the state to waive a requirement forcing the agency to join a sister entity.

In North Carolina, LMEs oversee public mental health services and services for those with developmental disabilities and substance abuse issues.

The Alamance-Caswell LME began looking to join another local management entity after Rockingham County’s departure in 2009 dropped the number of covered persons to under 200,000, the minimum number of “covered lives” the state Department of Health and Human Services requires for LMEs.

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