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DBHDS State Board POLICY 1023 Workforce and Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Revised in July 2014, Policy 1023 outlines the State's expectations the delivery of culturally and linguistically competence services. The policy states that "the Department, state facilities, and CSBs shall provide effective, equitable, understandable and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy, and other communication needs to services to individuals in the public mental health, intellectual and developmental disability, and substance abuse services system." 

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