For purposes of this document, "MHB" refers to local mental/behavioral health boards/commissions.
Training focuses on the DUTIES of the local mental health/behavioral health boards (per CA Welfare & Institution Code 5604.2).
Copyright 2018, CALBHB/C: CA Association of Local Behavioral Health Boards & Commissions
PUBLIC HEARINGS:The MHB "shall conduct public hearings on the County's draft three-year program and expenditure plan and annual updates at the close of a 30 calendar day comment period."
REVIEW:"The County's MHB shall review the adopted three-year program and expenditure plan and annual updates and make recommendations to County's mental health department for amendments." (WIC 5848(b) and Title 9, CCR, 3315) As just mentioned, MHBs are to review the "adopted" three year program and expenditure plan. In practice, many MHBs review draft plans. However, reviewing "adopted" plans is the stated duty. In order to review these large documents (that incorporate funding and programs for dozens of contractors), MHBs should identify ways to manage this task (see "FAQs #5" document for suggestions: https://www.calbhbc.com/faqs.html )