Program helping health professionals hopes to receive funds

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A nonprofit agency that helps troubled Connecticut health care professionals is hopeful a six-month delay in funds it expected from a special state license fee will be cleared up.

The Health Assistance InterVention Education Network provides referral and other services to health care professionals who suffer from mental health issues, drug dependency or other medical issues.

HAVEN has been operating with a deficit for three months and was considering scaling back services if the money didn’t come through.

The Department of Public Health says the funds will eventually arrive. HAVEN received a contract Friday to review.

The process has been delayed for several reasons, including the difficulty of trying to isolate a $5 increase lawmakers added to annual license fees for certain medical professionals.

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