The Calaveras County Mental Health Board was established by order of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors in 1993, pursuant to the Welfare & Institutions Code 5604, also known as the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act, Stats. 1992, c. 1374 (A.B. 14). The primary purpose of the Board is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and to the Health and Human Services Agency Behavioral Health division. Commissioners are appointed by members of the County Board of Supervisors for a term of three years. Membership includes consumers of mental health services, family members and an at-large representative on the Board up to 12 members plus a representative from the Board of Supervisors.
The role and function of the Mental Health Board is to review and evaluate the community's mental health needs, services, facilities and special problems; review county agreements entered into pursuant to Section 5650; that are significant with respect to services provided to the consumer community; advise the Board of Supervisors and the local Mental Health Director/Deputy Director of Health and Human Services Agency as to any aspect of the local mental health program; review and approve procedures used to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages of the planning process; submit an annual report to the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on the needs and performance of the county's mental health system; make recommendations regarding the 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 California Mental Health Planning Council; and review and make recommendations concerning applicants for the Board prior to approval by the Board of Supervisors.
The Calaveras County Mental Health Board meets the first Tuesday of each month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at the Behavioral Health Services, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.