Editorial: Fed criticism may lead to real reform in mental-health care | Winston-Salem Journal

The federal government has, in effect, given North Carolina a well-deserved “F” for its ham-fisted attempt to reform its broken mental-health-care system.

The Justice Department said in a letter to Attorney General Roy Cooper that the state’s practice of putting the mentally ill in adult-care homes where they are segregated from their communities and from those without disabilities violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Associated Press reported.

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