Impact of non-mental health facilities on the mental health system in the State of Maine
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Published by The Dept. in Augusta, Me .
Written in English



  • Maine.


  • Mental health services -- Maine.,
  • Mental health personnel -- Maine.

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Edition Notes

StatementPauline M. Gingras, Department of Mental Health and Corrections.
ContributionsGingras, Pauline M.
LC ClassificationsRA790.65.M3 M34 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 39 leaves :
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4856265M
LC Control Number75621130

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The specialty hospital retains authority to decide whether to refer the patient directly to one of the state facilities, provided, however, that if there is a disagreement between the specialty and community hospital about a proposed referral, that disagreement will be resolved by the DHHS Adult Mental Health Services. Mental Health Crisis Services Sometimes people with mental health concerns need urgent or emergency care. There are mental health crisis services close to home that can provide emergency care 24 hours a day. Is the mental health crisis an emergency? If you or someone you know is in crisis, don’t wait. Get help now. 1. J Rural Health. Spring;17(2) Effects of managed mental health care on service use in urban and rural Maine. Hartley D. This study takes advantage of a "natural experiment" resulting from the reassignment of all Maine state employees to a managed behavioral health plan in December Cited by: 6. Licensing and Certification State House Station #11 41 Anthony Avenue Augusta Maine Telephone: or () TDD Number: Maine relay