Meeting Time: September 15, 2020 at 9:00am PDT

Agenda Item

The BHB was established pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 5604 to: review and evaluate the community's mental health needs, services, facilities and special problems; review County agreements entered into pursuant to the Mental Health Services Act; advise the BHB and the local Mental Health Director regarding the local mental health program; review and approve the procedures used to ensure resident and professional involvement of the planning process; submit an annual report on the needs and performances of the County's mental health system; review and make recommendations on applications for appointment of a local director of mental health services; review and comment on the County's performance outcome data and communicate its findings to the Behavioral Health Planning Council; and assess the impact of realignment from the State to the County on services delivered to clients and the local community. The BHB consists of 13 to 15 members, with 50% of the membership being direct consumers or family members of consumers who are receiving mental health services, with three being direct consumers and three being family members of consumers receiving mental health services; one member of the Board of Supervisors; one law enforcement representative; one youth representative; and community members (up to six). The BHB recommends the Board of Supervisors appoint Butte County Sheriff's Lieutenant Jarrod Agurkis as the BHB Law Enforcement Representative, with a term ending December 31, 2020. (Behavioral Health)