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Last week, Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis announced more than 60 schools in six counties across the region will have telehealth portals as the area recovers from Hurricane Michael which hit Northwest Florida in October.
David Santiago: Expand Resources for Florida Families Battling Mental Health, Substance Abuse Issues
Last year, Santiago championed the legislation creating the portal which is now part of the national Network of Care, including more than 700 websites in 30 states. Santiago is calling for $262,650 so the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) can continue the site.
Scott said on Wednesday that DFC was getting a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “to continue providing treatment and recovery support services for individuals seeking help for opioid use.”
Two lawyers who have been following the investigation said this could just be the beginning of more dominoes to fall.