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  • Feedback Needed on Issue Statement Concept Draft regarding MaineCare Transportation Brokers 
    We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created a new issue statement concept draft regarding the issues with MaineCare Transportation Brokers. This is the first of several issues statements that address specific topics in relation to transportation. To view the concept draft: PDF Document – Click HERE | Word Document- …

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  • OBH Responds to CCSM Issue Statement regarding Employment Barriers
    The Maine Office of Behavioral Health has responded to CCSM’s issue statement on barriers to career advancement for people with mental health challenges. This letter not only responds to the issue but also opens the door for collaboration with the CCSM and the Department of Labor. It outlines areas of …

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  • Feedback Needed On Mobile Crisis Issue Statement-Second Draft
    The CCSM has created the second draft of the issue statement regarding barriers to employment for people with mental health challenges. To view the concept draft: PDF Document – Click HERE | Word Document- Click HERE Would you like to share your thoughts on this subject? Do you or someone you know have …

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  • Legislative Subcommittee Meetings & Writing Group on Summer Hiatus
  • Feedback Needed On Mobile Crisis Issue Statement-First Draft
    PLEASE NOTE: The CCSM has created a second draft of this issue statement and is now accepting feedback on that statement. To view second draft, click HERE The Issue Statement Subcommittee has created the first draft of an issue statement about increasing the number of crisis workers to handle the …

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  • Final Draft of CIWIC Issue Statement Created
    Feedback on the statement is now closed and it was approved by the SCC on 4/22/2022. The CCSM has created a final draft of the issue statement regarding the importance of Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWIC) to Maine’s mental health community. This issue statement will be voted on at the …

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  • Action Alert: LD 2008
    The CCSM will be having a legislative writing group meeting this coming Monday, March 14th from 1-3 PM.  We will be working on LD 2008 An Act To Establish a Court Process for Involuntary Substance Use Disorder Treatment, There is not a hearing scheduled for this bill yet, but we …

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  • Legislative Hearings Scheduled for 3/1/2021
    The following bills will be heard on Tuesday, March 1, 2021 at the Maine Legislature… If you are interested in testifying, please contact the CCSM office at 430-8300 or Toll Free: 1-877-2075073. All hearings will be held online in front of the Health & Human Services Committee Hearing Time: 10:00 …

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  • State Budget Hearing Scheduled for 2/28/2022
    State Budget Hearings (LD 1995) are beginning on Monday, February 28, 2022 starting with the Health & Human Services piece. If you are interested and need guidance on testifying, please contact Vickie McCarty, CCSM Assistant Director, at 430-8300 or Toll Free: 1-877-207-5073
  • Feedback Needed On Issue Statement Concept Draft regarding Community Work Incentives Coordinators
    PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submitting comments has passed but you can still submit personal stories until April 22, 2022. We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created a new issue statement concept draft regarding the importance of Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWIC) to Maine’s mental health community. …

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