Empty space at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center could be filled soon.
State officials plan to add a neurobehavioral unit at the center on Forest Ave. in Buffalo.
The information was shared at a legislature committee meeting Thursday morning.
Erie County’s Commissioner of Mental Health says the closest one like it is in Baltimore, so it would be a welcome sight here in western New York.
County officials say this could fill a big need.
“What OMH and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities is anticipating doing, since there is not this option in New York State presently, is a neurobehavioral inpatient unit,” Erie County Commissioner of Mental Health Mike Ranney said.
The state is planning to develop the plans between now and the early part of next year.