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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10/23/15  12:32 pm
Commenter: Onicka Daniel, True Life Destinations

Regarding the proposed change

Good Evening,

I am emailing to voice my concerns. I think that mental health services are very beneficial to our community. I also feel that mental health is not taken seriously until someone gets hurt such as a child, or someone who is in the spotlight. I think that lowering the cost paid for these services will affect the community because those that provide mental health support may not be able to because of the lack of funding. Many people suffer from mental illness and this is too serious of a subject to let go by the wayside. There are many mental health agencies in our community and in order for us to service our community effectively, we need the funding. Without the money to pay the individuals to provide the service, many people who need it will become more sick. This could be detrimental to our society as a whole. Thank you for letting me share.


Onicka Daniel

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