- Associated Press - Friday, May 29, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislators in New York are taking a look at the state of mental health care for children.

The state Assembly plans to hold a public hearing in Buffalo on Friday focusing on the availability of services specifically in western New York.

Lawmakers on the panel conducting the hearing plan to examine an ongoing effort to consolidate and merge state mental health programs. They’ll also look at the impact of the potential closure of the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center.

Those expected to speak before the committee include state mental health officials, health care providers and patient advocates.

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