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State Task Force Ready to Take on Mental Health Reform After Break

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Members of the state House of Representatives are planning changes to the state’s mental health system. 

Members of the new task force toured the state. They spoke to mental health experts, providers and patients. The goal is to provide consistent mental health services across the state.

The lawmakers also hope to improve the quality and accessibility of services. Republican Representative Klint Kesto is a co-chair of the task force. He says the facility tours and meetings gave the task force ideas for new legislation. “We continue to learn more as we have these meetings and we continue to find problems that we can have an immediate fix." he says.

Kesto says he hopes to have some legislation voted on in the House by the Christmas recess.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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