Gubernatorial Candidate and current Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory’s platform on Mental Health
Reform failed reform.
“The current mess of our mental health system can be traced back to the “reform” measures backed by Governor Easley in 2001. Unfortunately, these “reforms” have wasted millions of taxpayer dollars, decreased community care, and left our mental health system without accountability. We need to establish citizen councils to review contracts and certify nonprofits; stop closing hospitals and reducing the state’s number of beds available to mental health patients; work with providers and Local Management Entities (LME’s) to meet the needs of local communities for short term care; provide new leadership to help citizens with developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and mental illness to lead productive lives in local communities; and establish clear priorities that will re-introduce accountability, allow interagency coordination, and bring care to those who need it.“
For McCrory’s platform in whole, click here.