Local Managing Entity. The local agency that plans, develops, implements and monitors services within a specified geographic area according to requirements of the DMH/DD/SAS. Includes developing a full range of services that provides inpatient and outpatient treatment, services and/or supports for both insured and uninsured individuals.
Local Management Entity. The mental health reform legislation requires that the current area mental health programs become LME's responsible for service management, planning, and monitoring and provider network development but with a very limited role in providing services.