Commission would analyze Georgia’s behavioral health services

A Senate committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill to create a state commission to analyze Georgia’s behavioral health services and recommend improvements. (Special Photo: Georgia Health News)

ATLANTA — A Senate committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill to create a state commission to analyze Georgia’s behavioral health services and recommend improvements.

The commission would be authorized to take “a very deep dive’’ into the state’s mental health system, Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, lead sponsor of House Bill 514, said. He also noted that Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, have all worked on the commission proposal.