However, I am skeptical about what Gov. Larry Hogan will allow for an appropriate staffing budget. As a retired nurse, I applaud the courageous but difficult work of psychiatric practitioners. I hope that Secretary Neall will hold Governor Hogan's feet to the fire when it comes to his promised funding. I hope that the funding is sufficient to hire an adequate staff of certified nursing assistants and registered psychiatric nurses.
Sufficient staffing is paramount to make this effort successful.