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NH House Passes Mental Health Settlement Bill
By Joe Gullo
CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire House has passed a mental health settlement bill Thursday.
A press release says the settlement agreement will help enhance community-based mental health services and increases crisis-support services, helping to address the trend of acute mental health cases in hospital emergency rooms.
“Our strained mental health system is a pressing challenge facing our health care providers, police officers, and communities across the state, and the solutions must be pursued at the community level," Governor Maggie Hassan said in a statement.
The settlement between the state, federal government, and NH residents was made in December 2013.
The bill passed 173-125. The legislation now heads to the N.H. Senate.