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2000 Jordan Institute
for Families

Vol. 4, No. 2
May 1999

Three Things to Keep in Mind about North Carolina's Mental Health System

  • Mental health treatment is not a mandated service--it requires the client's consent.

  • Treatment cannot occur without a formal clinical diagnosis of the client.

  • Services are provided on the basis of "medical necessity" and clinical judgement.

1999 Jordan Institute for Families