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  94606    QIC: 22711
Staff Person Dainty Castro Work: 510-567-8139
Term (Seats) The term of each Board members shall be three years. The Board of Supervisors shall equitably stagger the appointments so that approximately one-third of the appointments expire in each year. Board members shall not serve more than four consecutive terms. If prior to the expiration of a term of appointment a member ceases to retain the status which qualified such member for appointment to the Board, such membership shall terminate and there shall be a vacancy.
Meetings Third Monday of the Month (Due to holidays the December meeting is cancelled and the January meeting is rescheduled to Monday, January 13, 2020), 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Redwood Conference Room, Creekside Plaza, 1100 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA
Qualifications Pursuant to Alameda County Ordinance Code Section 2.68.010: A Each member of the advisory board shall be an ยท elector of the county. B. One member of the advisory board shall be the President of the Board of Supervisors or the President's designee. C. Fifty percent of the advisory board membership shall be consumers, or the parents, spouses, siblings, or adult children of consumers, who are receiving or have received mental health services. D. At least 20 percent of the total membership shall be consumers, and at least 20 percent shall be families of consumers. E. The advisory board membership should reflect the diversity of the client population in the county to the extent possible, and represent all geographic regions in the county and their demographics. F. The Board of Supervisors is encouraged to appoint individuals who have experience with and knowledge of the mental health system. This may include members of the community that engage with individuals living with mental illness in the course of daily operations, such as representatives of county offices of education, large and small businesses, hospitals, hospital districts, physicians practicing in emergency departments, city police chiefs, county sheriffs, and community and nonprofit service providers. G. If prior to the expiration of a term of appointment a member ceases to retain the status which qualified such member for appointment to the advisory board, such membership shall terminate and there shall be a vacancy. H. No member of the advisory board or their spouse shall be a full-time or part-time employee of the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, an employee of the State Department of Health Care Services, or an employee of, or a paid member of the governing body of, a County-contracted mental health organization. I. A consumer of mental health services who has obtained employment with an employer described in Section 2.68.030(H) and who holds a position in which the consumer does not have any interest, influence, or authority over any financial or contractual matter concerning the employer may be appointed to the advisory board. The member shall abstain from voting on any financial or contractual issue concerning the member's employer that may come before the advisory board.
Appointments The Board shall be composed of 16 members, one of whom shall be the Chair of the Board of Supervisors, or the Chair's designee. In accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5604: The Board may recommend appointees to the Board of Supervisors. The Board's membership should reflect the diversity of the client population in Alameda County to the extent possible, and represent all geographic regions in the county and their demographics. Fifty percent of the Board members shall be consumers, or the parents, spouses, siblings, or adult children of consumers, who are receiving or have received mental health services. At least 20 percent of the total membership shall be consumers, and at least 20 percent shall be families of consumers. In addition to consumers and family members referenced above, the Board of Supervisors is encouraged to appoint individuals who have experience with and knowledge of the mental health system. This would include members of the community that engage with individuals living with mental illness in the course of daily operations, such as representatives of county offices of education, large and small businesses, hospitals, hospital districts, physicians practicing in emergency departments, city police chiefs, county sheriffs, and community and nonprofit service providers.