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Competency Services Need Changes

(Portland, OR) -- More coordination is needed to care for an increasing number of patients with severe behavioral health needs in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority had an outside firm evaluate the state's competency restoration system. It found that legal and clinical groups have different definitions. Access to care varies widely across the state. And there's a lack of information sharing across sectors. It recommends better communication among the groups involved, more treatment options, and more behavioral health providers.

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