behavioral health services


A Florida International University dean will lead a study on the effects of lead exposure on children's mental health thanks to a nearly $3 million grant.

Insurer Molina Healthcare will spend about $200 million to expand the behavioral and mental health services it provides with its coverage.

Sarasota Police Department

A psychiatric technician at Bayside Center for Behavioral Health in Sarasota was arrested Friday after being accused of having sexual contact with two teenage patients, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.

Jeremy Henry was terminated from his position and is now being charged with two counts of felony lewd battery. According to the Herald-Tribune, detectives involved with the case believe there could be more victims.

A federal judge says Florida lost $11 million in 2006 when WellCare executives committed Medicaid fraud, the Tampa Bay Times reports. That amount will influence the sentencing of three WellCare executives who were found guilty in June of Medicaid fraud.  Prosecutors had tried to convince U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr.