Duties

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What Does The Orange County Mental Health Board Do?

The Mental Health Board is organized to complete the following three main purposes:

  • Advise the Board of Supervisors and the Mental Health Director on all aspects of local mental health program
  • Advocate for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI)
  • Review programs and services within the local mental health system

The Welfare & Institutions Code 5604.2 outlines the following MHB statutory duties:

  • Review & evaluate the community mental health needs, services,¬†facilities and programs.
  • Review any county agreement entered into pursuant to Section 5650.
  • Advise the Board of Supervisors and the Mental Health Director as to¬†any aspect of the local mental health program.
  • Review and approve the procedures used to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages in the planning process.
  • Review and comment on the county's performance outcome data and communicate its findings to the California Mental Health Planning Council.
  • The Board of Supervisors can transfer additional duties or authority to the MHB/C.