Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Department of Mental Health

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Organization Chart


The Department of Mental Health (DMH), as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers and communities.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 19 S. 1-24 Department of Mental Health
MGL C. 123 S. 1-36B Mental Health


104 CMR Department of Mental Health



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