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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.