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Mental Health: Bob Williams Presentation to the Joint Health Committee

Mental Health:  Bob Williams Presentation to the Joint Health Committee

On Wednesday, USC CEO Bob Williams addressed the Joint Health Committee on issues related to commitments, managed care, the history of CHMCs, substance abuse, and the behavioral health continuum of care.  Tom Susman had a request from the Jeff Johnson at the Legislature to have someone present on the commitment process.  I asked Bob Williams to speak to the topic.  I applaud Bob’s professionalism in representing the Association at the Legislature.  He spoke for about 30 minutes and took about 30 minutes worth of questions.  Questions were asked by Del. Fleischauer, Del. Campbell, Del. Miller, Del Sobonya, Del. Staggers and comments on the presentation were made by Senator Stollings.  The questions related to managed care, substance abuse treatment, housing for the mentally ill and specific case questions.  We passed out the Crossroads Executive Summary and a document on direct commitments to CSUs.  Afterwards, Bob was interviewed by Daily Mail Reporter, Zack Harold.  If anyone has specific questions, feel free to give me a call.