Details buried here in the back of the AJC.
Perdue’s plan, which will require the General Assembly’s approval next year, would create:
• A Department of Behavioral Health to provide mental health and substance abuse services.
• A Department of Health, which would encompass public health services, regulation of health care providers and the administration of Medicaid and PeachCare programs for the poor.
• A Department of Human Services, essentially a streamlined version of the current DHR. The new agency would oversee services for people with developmental disabilities, programs for the elderly, child support enforcement and the child welfare and foster care systems of the Division of Family and Children Services.
The reorganization needs the approval of the legislature. Costs (or Savings) from the reorganization are not yet known.