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State Says Kaiser Too Slow With Mental Health Care
capital public radio

The claims against Kaiser are based on a routine medical survey done by the state Department of Managed Health Care…or DMHC…which is led by Brent Barnhart. “I wasn’t prepared for kind of the sweeping non-compliance that we encountered.” ‘ The DMHC survey found that 40% of the wait times at Kaiser for mental health service appointment were longer than 14 days, a violation of state rules. Barnhart says two-weeks is too long for someone who needs quick intervention.