Monday, December 6, 2010

MACMHB membership unanimously approves Choice Resolution

The Choice Resolution was adopted by the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) on 8/6/2010. It was then voted on by the General Assembly of the MACMHB during the state conference on10/19/2010 and passed unanimously.
The Choice Resolution was a response by Community Mental Health Boards to family concerns about Michigan Department of Community Health policies to limit and eventually eliminate so-called legacy programs including day programs, sheltered workshops, licensed group homes, and other specialized services and placements in group settings.

The ARC Michigan and UCP Michigan opposed the resolution.

The resolution is a statement confirming the right of consumers of Mental Health services to choose from an array of services and supports based on their needs and preferences. The policy applies to members of the Association - all CMH Boards in Michigan.

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