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Massachusetts Children’s Mental Health Services – A Legislative Initiative PDF Print E-mail
Written by Garry L. Earles, L.I.C.S.W.   
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
The legislative/budgetary process currently underway in Massachusetts is considering new and potentially innovative legislation that would effect the availability and delivery of mental health services for children.  A bill, known as An Act Relative to Children’s Mental Health (H.4276) is up for consideration.  It would provide significant changes in mental health services for Massachusetts’s children, about 100,000 of which are in need of mental health services.   For specific information about the bill and legislative efforts to accomplish passage and funding of the bill’s particulars, please visit the Children’s Mental Health Campaign page of the Health Care for All website at: www.hcfama.org.   To get to the specifics for children’s mental health, follow this link:  Advocacy & Policy >>  Children’s Health  >>  Children’s Mental Health.  There you will find all the legislative details along with several downloadable PDF files that explain the provisions of the bill.  It is imperative that all legislators be lobbied to support this landmark legislation.
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