Allamakee County Board of Supervisors hears review of mental health services

by Bob Beach

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, September 23 with Kim Waters, Allamakee County Coordinator of Disabilities Services, who reviewed the services available to those in the County with mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities. Waters explained that there had been numerous changes since the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act and the regionalization of mental health and developmental disabilities services (MH/DD), but overall the services offered have remained stable throughout the process. She noted that Allamakee County is fortunate to be able to offer services to those with traumatic brain injuries, as there are other counties that are not able to offer those services. Waters also reviewed the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the County Social Services Board, the governing body of the MH/DD region that includes Allamakee County, along with 20 other counties.

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