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New Mexico governor plans more oversight of boarding homes


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's administration is working on regulations to increase oversight of boarding homes for people with mental illnesses.

The administration plans to propose rules in coming weeks that include requiring the homes to be licensed and inspected, the Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday.

The state has about 100 boarding homes that are unregulated, the Democratic governor said. Most of the facilities are near Las Vegas, New Mexico, where the only state psychiatric hospital is located.

The regulations also aim to set standards for fire saf...

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