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LePage Calls Riverview Decertification ‘Shameful’

Adrienne DiPiazza

Governor LePage is not happy about how the federal government is certifying the state’s mental health institutions.

He says that’s why the state has brought a lawsuit against the feds. LePage claims Maine is treated differently than other states, and wants the rules to be implemented fairly.

“It’s a political year this is an election year, that’s why that’s not certified. It’s shameful it’s disgusting but that’s the facts of life. We’ll win the case and it’ll be re-certified,” LePage said at an event in Milo, Wednesday.

The Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta lost its certification last year and $20 million in federal funding.