Regional Centers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Valley County Board is opposed to proposed state mental health reforms that would close regional centers in Hastings and Norfolk.

The board passed a resolution to that effect earlier this week.

Valley County Attorney Randy Cullers says the county currently sends about ten emergency protective custody cases to the regional center in Hastings each year. He says it would be more expensive for the county to transport those cases to Lincoln or Omaha.

Cullers says the state's desire for more outpatient treatment, quote, "Frankly doesn't work in some of these cases in our area."

Several members of the Valley County Board says the are frustrated that some people in Lincoln are out of touch with what works in out state Nebraska.

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