Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 50]
Action Mental Health Skill-building Services
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 10/23/2015
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10/12/15  10:33 pm
Commenter: La'Kisha Jordan, True Life Destinations

Unwanted Changes

Changes should not be made that will jeopardize the mental health needs of clients. Cutting any pay to those that provide services will cause many qualified professionals to seek other employment. The only positive change would be eliminating the hospitalization requirement to receive services. Being hospitalized carries a stigma that many are not willing to carry. We need to reach potential clients before they have a break and are required to be hospitalized. We need to reach clients before they hurt themselves or innocent people. Instead of finding ways to cut services we should be finding ways to increase services and make services readily available for more people are there that have not sought help.

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