This blog is written by Mr. Steven C. Schurr, Esq. and focuses on health care law matters that pertain to food and drug law, regulatory compliance, privacy rights, insurance coverage, state and federal disability coverage, patient advocacy issues, and mental health coverage and treatment.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Alarming planned closure of Chicago's Mental Health Clinics

At a time when the economy is bad, Chicago plans to close some of the city's neighborhood mental health clinics. Below is a link to a WGN interview of Bechar Choucair of the Chicago Department of Public Health trying to rationalize the closings. Cook County Sheriff Dart has said this will result in making Cook County Jail the largest mental health care "provider" in the state, because if the mentally ill cannot receive treatment, they will ultimately be arrested and incarcerated at a greater expense to the city. Dart is right.

Sherrif Dart's prediction: