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When mental health advocate wheels, governor deals (Part 2)

June 7, 2012
by Alison Knopf
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Part 2: Two-year extension proposal would restore funding for community services to Arizona's non-Medicaid SMI population, says DHS official
Laura Nelson, MD, director of the Division of Behavioral Health with the Arizona Department of Health Services

Mental health advocates in Arizona are looking forward to delivering community-based services again to citizens with serious mental illness (SMI) who do not qualify for Medicaid, under an interim agreement signed last month. There are currently 12,000 enrolled adults with serious mental illness who don’t qualify for Medicaid in Arizona.