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HRSA Issues Updated Behavioral Health Workforce Projections

The Health Resources and Services Administration has released updated national and state-level projections for the behavioral health workforce through 2030, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act. The data includes updated factsheets and state-level estimates for eight occupations: addiction counselors, marriage and family therapists,

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NC General Assembly passes major update to mental health law

North Carolina lawmakers approved an overhaul of a significant portion of the state’s mental health law regarding involuntary commitment (IVC) of individuals in behavioral health crisis. The action represents the first major revision to IVC legislation since the adoption of the Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities

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NC General Assembly passes major update to mental health law

Coalition-endorsed reforms aim to improve right care, right place for those in crisis Raleigh, NC – June 14, 2018 – North Carolina lawmakers today approved an overhaul of a significant portion of the state’s mental health law regarding involuntary commitment (IVC) of individuals

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The Committee on Access to Healthcare in Rural NC meets at Columbus Regional

The Committee on Access to Healthcare in Rural North Carolina (LRC) met March 15 atColumbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville. Committee members in attendance included Chairman Rep. David Lewis, Co-Chairman Sen. David Curtis, and Representative Evelyn Terry. The Committee discussed many of the

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Caring for behavioral health patients in non-behavioral health settings April 11

The Quality Center Patient Safety Organization is offering “Caring for Behavioral Health Patients in Non-Behavioral Health Settings: A Primer for Clinical & Non-clinical Professionals,” on April 11 at the NCHA offices in Cary. This interactive workshop will provide communication techniques, physical safety considerations and discussion about

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Caring for Behavioral Health Patients in Non-Behavioral Health Settings April 11

The Quality Center Patient Safety Organization is offering “Caring for Behavioral Health Patients in Non-Behavioral Health Settings: A Primer for Clinical & Non-clinical Professionals,” on April 11 at the NC Healthcare Association in Cary. This interactive workshop will provide communication techniques, physical safety considerations and discuss

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General Assembly adjourned until May

The General Assembly adjourned last week and will return in May. There was an effort to alter the Medicaid transformation law to allow for integration of the non-severely mentally ill patients into the standard Provider Health Plans earlier than the current four-year delay. The

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Vision for future of behavioral health released

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services submitted its Behavioral Health Strategic Plan to the NC General Assembly, providing an informed vision for the future of North Carolina’s behavioral health system. It offers solutions to challenges facing North Carolina’s behavioral health system and

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Feb. 23 NCHA District 6 Winter Business Meeting in New Bern

The NCHA District 6 Winter Business Meeting is Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern. This half-day event will focus on advocacy education, including a panel discussion on behavioral health care in the state. See the

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New behavioral health crisis referral system starts Jan. 29

The NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Crisis Referral System (BH-CRSys) will begin operations on Jan. 29, 2018. Subsequently, the North Carolina Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Bed Board will cease operations on Feb. 28, 2018. NCHA requests that all behavioral health

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