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File #: 18-0601    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 4/9/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/8/2018 Final action: 5/8/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board receive and file the 2017 Mental Health Commission Annual Report. (Est. Time: 15 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Mental Health Commission Annual Update, 05-08-18, 2. Public Comment Rcvd 5-7-18 BOS 5-8-18, 3. Public Comment Rcvd 5-4-18 BOS 5-8-18, 4. Public Comment Rcvd 5-3-18 BOS 5-8-18
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board receive and file the 2017 Mental Health Commission Annual Report. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) Section 5604.2, the Mental Health Commission is required to submit an annual report to the Board of Supervisors, outlining the needs and performance of the County’s mental health system. In accordance with this requirement, Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommends the Board receive and file the 2017 Mental Health Commission Annual Report.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
WIC Section 5604 et seq. requires that each county establish a mental health board whose responsibility is to review and evaluate the community’s mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems. Additional responsibilities identified in WIC include advising the governing body and the local mental health director as to any aspect of the local mental health program, reviewing and approving procedures to ensure citizen and professional involvement in the planning process, reviewing and making recommendations on applicants for the appointment of the local mental health director, and reviewing and commenting on the county’s mental health performance outcomes.

In accordance with WIC Section 5604 et seq., El Dorado County Mental Health Commission was established by the County of El Dorado Board of Supervisors in 1993. The Mental Health Commission was renamed the Behavioral Health Commission on April 24, 2018 (File ID: 18-0567; Agenda Item 33), holds regular public meetings, and works closely with the HHSA Behavioral Health Division on all aspects of the local mental health system.

ALTERNATIVES:
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OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
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CAO RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
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CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
Clerk of the Board to file the 2017 Mental Health Commi...

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