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HHS considers privatizing mental health services


Goodhue County is looking into options for its Mental Health Center, including the possibility of privatizing its operation as early as next year.

A Health and Human Services Board study committee presented the pros and cons of privatization at a meeting Aug. 6. Members agreed the most favorable option is for the county to continue operating its Community Support Program while requesting proposals from local providers interested in taking over mental health services.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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