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New Jersey To Allow Behavioral Health Service Delivery In Homeless Shelters

Under a new law, New Jersey will allow licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage/family therapists, and addiction treatment professionals to provide services on-site at homeless shelters. Licensed behavioral health professionals can provide the services on a part-time or full-time basis. The goal is to reduce barriers to accessing behavioral health services.

Currently mental health services provided on-site at homeless shelters are not eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. The state Department of Human Services is applying for needed Medicaid state plan amendments …

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