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Virginia needs cash to avoid mental health lawsuit

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia needs to find cash for mental health patients, and fast!

The state has 10 days to come up with $30 million to avoid a lawsuit by the federal government.

Virginia has been ordered to correct problems found in a three-year probe of the state's mental health system.

It would actually take $2 billion over the next decade to make those corrections.

The initial cash is just a good-faith down payment.

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