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Jack Latvala, Kathleen Peters file mental health reform legislation

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Clearwater Republican Sen. Jack Latvala and South Pasadena Rep. Kathleen Peters held a press conference Monday to announce a pair of bills that would make mental health and substance abuse services more available to Floridians. Latvala and Peters’ legislation aims integrate the state’s mental health services to create a culture of access through any door, and would also attack the shortage of mental health professionals in the state. “Florida’s jails and prisons have far too many inmates who are afflicted and their incarceration is often…

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