Brendan Conway, Communications Director
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks the State Assembly for resoundingly passing a bill that will create an independent board of experts to oversee the Behavioral Health Hospital and help facilitate progress toward the community-based model of care used across the country.
The Milwaukee County Mental Health Board bill was approved in the Assembly 89 – 1. It passed unanimously in the State Senate last week.
“It’s encouraging to see near unanimous support from both parties for this important change. This legislation ensures that providing the best system of care to those in need will no longer come second to any other priority,” County Executive Abele said. “I want to especially thank Representatives Joe Sanfelippo and Sandy Pasch and Senators Leah Vukmir, Lena Taylor and Tim Carpenter for their leadership on this issue.”