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Task Force Report

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This abridged technical report contains the findings and recommendations of the Data and Needs Assessment Workgroup of the Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The Commission was created by House Bill 2003 for the purpose of conducting a systematic review of the overall management of the state's mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA) system. Through this review, the Commission will make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature regarding change and improvement in planning, service strategies, funding, accountability, emergency behavioral health services, and the unique needs of older persons.