Saying “we will no longer rely on a decrepit hospital to house those patients” (displaced by Hurricane Irene), Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law an overhaul of the state’s mental health system. House speaker Shap Smith added “today we mark the end of an outdated, broken system and celebrate the beginning of a system that will provide more personalized care, closer to home.”
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