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New York Budget Includes $1 Billion To Expand The State’s Continuum Of Mental Health Care

On May 3, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the state’s $229 billion budget for fiscal year 2024—which includes $1 billion for a long-term investment to transform the state’s continuum of mental health care by expanding residential treatment capacity, inpatient psychiatric capacity, outpatient mental health services, and community-based services. The goal of the transformation is to reduce wait times and ensure that appropriate levels of care are provided to individuals with mental health disorders.

The budget includes the following allocations:

$890 …

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