State implements new mental health care requirements « The Carrboro Citizen

Reiterating his pledge that the failed 2001 reforms of the state’s mental health care system are “done and over,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Lanier Cansler has now implemented the department’s long-awaited new model of services provider.

The new Critical Access Behavioral Health Agencies, or CABHAs, are intended, Cansler said, to offer a full spectrum of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance-abuse programs under a single umbrella agency.

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