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File #: 22-372    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action: 5/17/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the Behavioral Health Commission Bylaws.
Attachments: 1. 20220517_r_BHC Bylaws Amendment, 2. 20220517_att_BHC Bylaws Amendment
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gillman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Subject: Amendment to the Behavioral Health Commission Bylaws


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the Behavioral Health Commission Bylaws.

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BACKGROUND:
The Behavioral Health Commission (BHC), formerly Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission, is mandated by the California Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 5604, to ensure citizen and professional involvement in planning processes regarding the behavioral health system of care. The BHC also advises this Board and the local Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Division Director regarding County behavioral health needs, services, special problems, and outcomes of mental health services. The BHC is required to have a set of bylaws by which they operate, and to submit an Annual Report to this Board.

DISCUSSION:
The BHC desires to amend its bylaws to reflect an official name change from the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission to BHC. The BHC name, along with updated language throughout the bylaws, are more inclusive and better represent the services provided by the BHRS division and San Mateo County Health.

The bylaws and resolution have been reviewed and approved by the County Attorney as to form.

It is required by the California Welfare and Institutions Code that a minimum of 50% of BHC members be consumers, or the parents, spouses, siblings, or adult children of consumers.

PERFORMANCE MEASURE:
Measure
FY 2021-22 Estimated
FY 2022-23
Projected
Percentage of BHC members who are consumers, or the parents, spouses, siblings, or adult children of consumers
74%
14 of 19 members
74%
14 of 19 members

FISCAL IMPACT:
Regular functions of the BHC are budgeted at a maximum of $5,000, which is included in the...

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