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County floats regional plan for mental health as Tri-City decries threats of state scrutiny
San Diego Union-Tribune

The county released new plans to re-invest in the region’s psychiatric infrastructure Wednesday even as Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside fired back against recent criticism that it still has not released a road map for re-opening behavioral health units it shut down in 2018.

Contained in a fresh set of staff reports intended to underpin presentations to the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, the plan calls for creating a network of regional crisis stabilization centers that would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering walk-in service, and the ability to accept emergency transfers from local law enforcement agencies.