Mental healthcare advocates are holding another rally at the Legislative Building over the budget. NAMI North Carolina is sponsoring the Tuesday, June 25 gathering.
The group is opposing a Senate budget provision that would require doctors receive authorization before prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to Medicaid patients. They support money for statewide aid to group home. The House budget includes $8 million for group homes, but includes eligibility restrictions NAMI North Carolina does not like.
A May rally by mental healthcare advocates protested the Senate budget.
House and Senate negotiators are beginning to work on a compromise budget that will pass both chambers.