On January 1, 2018, Maine hospitals began a pilot program to identify veterans with behavioral health disorders and connect them to treatment services. The pilot calls for the hospitals to ask all people seeking emergency department care about their past military service. Those with behavioral or mental health emergencies will be connected to treatment services. The pilot will run through December 2020. The pilot was authorized by Maine Bill LD 1231: An Act Regarding Mental Health Care For Maine Veterans. The state’s goal is to identify unmet need for mental health care services. To meet this goal, the hospitals . . .
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