Governor Quinn has restructured his plan to shut down seven state facilities. He says his new "rebalancing initiative" will provide improved mental health care across the state.
[audio:rddMenHealth1.mp3]Quinn On "Rebalancing Initiative"[/audio]
Quinn says he'll take up to three years to close four developmentally disabled facilities and two psychiatric hospitals. He says about 600 of the residents who receive care in these facilities will be transferred to smaller, more community based settings. The idea is to abort his original proposal to close seven state facilities by the end of this year.