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The Department of Mental Hygiene operates through three independent agencies - the Office of Mental Health, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. All three agencies provide services directly to their clients through State-operated facilities and receive reimbursement for these services, primarily Medicaid funds.
Patient revenues in the Patient Income Account are pledged first to the payment of debt service on outstanding Mental Hygiene bonds. The recommended $600 million in new appropriations from the Patient Income Account and the Mental Hygiene Program Fund - the same level of funding as in 2013-14 - may be distributed to any of the three agencies in order to access additional revenues made available or through a decreased set-aside for debt service resulting from planned debt management actions.
For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:
Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014