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Oregon Lawmakers Looking For Answers To Mental Health Crisis 

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Oregon lawmakers are eying a proposal that would cost the state $15 million for behavioral health clinics. 

Legislative Session Will Be Short But Not All Sweet

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The Oregon Legislature will hold a short session this year, with fewer bills on the table than last year.

But some -- on vaping, prior authorizations and Medicaid reporting -- could stir controversy.

Rejected Once, Pennsylvania Corporation Files New Bid For Oregon Psychiatric Hospital

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Three years after failing to win state approval to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville, a multinational health care giant is trying anew, arguing that the mental health care crisis in Oregon has only worsened since its first application was rejected.

Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

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Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week.

New Lawsuit Filed Against Unity Center Amid Safety Complaints

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A longtime mental health therapist for Legacy Health has filed a lawsuit against his employer, accusing managers of retaliating against him for repeatedly complaining about patient and staff safety at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland.

Audit Blasts Multnomah County’s Handling Of Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Mentally Ill

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Multnomah County has failed hundreds of patients who suffer from severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by not providing them with taxpayer-funded services, a county audit said Wednesday.

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