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Montana Developmental Center's closure discussion

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The Transition Planning Commission met in Boulder Wednesday to discuss a plan of action for moving clients out of the Montana Developmental Center. 

Governor Bullock signed Senate Bill 411 in May to close down M.D.C since there's been incidents of abuse reported.

The commission was created by legislation to help move the 52 clients out of M.D.C and into the private sector.

The bill requires the facility be shut down by June 30th 2017.

MEA-MFT president, Eric Feaver says that's not enough time and many of the clients at M.D.C cannot be serviced elsewhere.

Feaver continued to say that what used to cost 20-thousand  dollars a year to place clients in the private sector, now costs 60-thousand.  

Feaver says that once M.D.C closes there will be no place for clients with serious disabilities and mental health issues to be taken to.  

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