Type Regular
Objective Review and evaluate the Alameda County mental health needs, facilities, services and special problems. Advise the County Board of Supervisors on any aspect of the local mental health programs. Advise the Alameda County Mental Health Director on any aspect of the local mental health programs. Review any county agreements or contracts entered into pursuant to Section 5650 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. The Mental Health Advisory Board Chair shall submit an annual report at the end of each fiscal year to the County Board of Supervisors on the needs and performance of the county's mental health system. Review and approve the procedures used to ensure citizen and professional involvement in all stages of the planning process. Review and comment on the county's performance outcome data and communicate its findings to the California Mental Health Planning Council. Review and make recommendations on applications for the appointment of a local director of mental health to the County Board of Supervisors. The board shall be included in the selection process prior to the vote of the governing body. Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5604.2(b), the Mental Health Advisory Board shall assess the impact of the realignment of services from the state to the county, on services delivered to clients and the local community. Perform any other duties requested by the County Board of Supervisors. The Mental Health Advisory Board shall develop bylaws to be approved by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5604.5.
Established 1958-05-08
Authority Welfare and Intstitutions Code 5600 et seq.; Administrative Code Chapter 2.68 and Bylaws. Revisions to the Bylaws approved by the BOS 9/26/17 (F:29991, Item 8).
Agency/Dept Health Care Services Agency
Location 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Suite 400    Oakland CA -b1. Oakla-nd    QIC: 22711
Staff Person Sarah Linder Work: (510) 567-8107
Term (Seats) The term of each member of the Mental Health Advisory Board shall be for three years. The Mental Health Advisory Board shall encourage the Board of Supervisors to equitably stagger the appointments so that approximately one-third of the appointments expire in each year. Each Mental Health Advisory Board member shall serve no more than four consecutive terms and shall not exceed 12 years total. Mental Health Advisory Board staff shall keep a record of appointment for each board member.
Meetings Second Mondays, Every Child Counts Conference Room, 1100 San Leandro Boulevard, Suite 130 San Leandro, CA 94578 @ 12:00 p.m.
Qualifications Board members shall be as follows: two members shall be physicians engaged in the private practice of medicine, one of whom shall specialize in psychiatry; nine members shall be persons representative of the public interest in mental health and of those nine, five shall be persons or the parents, spouse, or adult children of persons who have received mental health services; the other five members of the advisory board representative of the public interest shall be selected from the disciplines of psychology, social work, nursing, education, marriage and family counseling, psychiatric technology, criminal justice, hospital or community mental health facility administration and fiscal management. If prior to the expiration of a term of appointment a member ceases to retain the status which qualified such member for appointment on the advisory board, such membership on the advisory board shall terminate and there shall be a vacancy. No member of the advisory board or his or her spouse shall be a full-time or part-time employee of the Alameda County mental health service, an employee of the State Department of Health, an employee of the department of benefit payments, or an employee of a Short-Doyle contract facility. No member of the board or his or her spouse shall be a full-time employee or part time county employee of a county mental health service, an employee of the State Department of Mental Health, or an employee of, or paid member of the governing body of a mental health contract agency.
Appointments The membership of the Mental Health Advisory Board shall be determined by the Board of Supervisors and established by ordinance. The Alameda County Mental Health Advisory Board will have 17 members, one of whom shall be the chairman of the Board of Supervisors or his or her designee. All members must be electors of the County.