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Published: Wednesday, 7/12/2006

Boards finish merger for mental health, drugs

The Lucas County Mental Health Board and the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lucas County merged into one agency yesterday.

The county commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that created the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County. The agencies merged to create a more efficient way to deliver mental health and alcohol and other drug services.

Commissioners also named 10 members to the new agency's 18-member board of trustees. Four members are appointed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, and four by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.

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