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Psych Rehab Implementation Delayed in HealthChoices
November 2, 2001

PCPA has received official word from the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) that psychiatric rehabilitation implementation in HealthChoices zones has been delayed. The current economy has impacted the Pennsylvania budget in such a way that it is not possible to fund the implementation as planned. OMHSAS remains committed to this service and will work to get psychiatric rehabilitation implemented as soon as the budget scenario improves. OMHSAS is strongly suggesting that counties continue to offer psychiatric rehabilitation as a supplemental service.

PCPA will continue to provide further information to members as it is received.

For more information, please contact Rebecca May at the Association.

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