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Linda Garrett Receives Šimanek Distinguished Service Award

CHA’s Center for Behavioral Health presented mental health law educator and advocate Linda Garrett with the Šimanek Distinguished Service Award on Dec. 7 during the 10th annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium in Riverside.

Garrett is a partner at Risk Management Services and has been providing claims administration and risk management consulting services to public entity clients for more than 23 years. She currently works with more than 50 California counties and cities, as well as a number of Nevada rural hospitals, providing training and consultation on a variety of medical/legal topics including public health, behavioral health (mental health/substance abuse), hospital and jail/juvenile hall health care providers.

The Šimanek Distinguished Service Award, named after its first recipient attorney Joe Šimanek, recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in the behavioral health setting.