by Mindy Aguon
GUAM - While there are efforts to come up with a list of qualified receivers who could take over the permanent injunction, the governor's office is hopeful the judge won't decide to impose receivership. Governor's legal counsel Ray Haddock says other jurisdictions have gone through mental health receiverships, but he contends such a takeover will mean less available money to treat consumers and individuals with disabilities. The governor's office has transferred several individuals to manage mental health's funds including a financial controller, a financial analyst, as well as an attorney and another from the Attorney General's office.
According Haddock, "at this moment we're bringing on special consultants that will be able to come up with a path that we can follow in the long term."