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File #: 20-104    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 2/26/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 1
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Recommendation for the appointment of Jean Perry Verley to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission, representing Family member, for an initial partial term ending September 30, 2020.
Sponsors: Dave Pine

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Supervisor Dave Pine

Subject:                      Appointment to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Recommendation for the appointment of Jean Perry Verley to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission, representing Family member, for an initial partial term ending September 30, 2020.

 

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BACKGROUND:

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission reviews and evaluates the County’s mental health and substance abuse disorders needs, services, facilities and special problems. The Commission advises the Board of Supervisors and the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director on any aspect of the local mental health program, reviews and approves procedures used to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages of the planning process, and submits an annual report to the Board of Supervisors on the needs and performance of the County's mental health system.

 

The Commission consists of 22 members, 19 of whom are appointed by the Board of Supervisors representing family members, consumers/clients, professionals and interested residents. With respect to the remaining three members, one shall be a member of the Board of Supervisors, and two shall be members of the County’s Youth Commission. By State law, at least 50% of the 19 members appointed by the Board must be consumers or family members of consumers of mental health services.

 

DISCUSSION:

Jean Perry Verley is being recommended to serve an initial partial term ending September 30, 2020 for a seat representing family members of mental health services that was vacated mid-term. This recommendation is being made with support from the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission Executive Committee.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.