Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1104Primary Sponsor: BryanCommittee Number: 13Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Community mental health boardsResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Medical AffairsCompanion Bill Number: 4104Computer Document Number: BR1/1908.ACIntroduced Date: Jan 14, 1992Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Jan 14, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Bryan Peeler Fielding Hinds Hinson RoseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1104 Senate Jan 14, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to Committee 1104 Senate Nov 25, 1991 Prefiled, referred to 13 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 44-15-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT AND APPOINTMENT OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH BOARDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CONSIDERATION MUST BE GIVEN TO CONSUMER AND FAMILY REPRESENTATION WHEN RECOMMENDING AND APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE BOARD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 44-15-60 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 88 of 1991, is amended to read:
"Section 44-15-60. Every county, city, town, or political subdivision, or combination of them, establishing a community mental health services program, before it may come within this article, shall establish a community mental health board to be made up of not less than seven nor more than fifteen members. Membership of the boards, so far as may be practicable, must be representatives of local health departments, medical societies, county welfare boards, hospital boards, and lay associations concerned with mental health as well as labor, business, and civic groups, and the general public. At least one member of the board must be a medical doctor licensed to practice medicine in this State. The members must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of a majority of the members of the legislative delegations of the counties participating. The legislative delegations and the Governor shall consider consumer and family representation when recommending and appointing members to the board. A By resolution a county legislative delegation may delegate their authority to recommend to the governing body of the county they represent by resolution of the delegation the authority to recommend board members to the Governor. The resolution is not revocable, and copies of the resolution must be sent to the Governor, the Department of Mental Health, and the governing bodies of the counties concerned. The number of members representing each county must be proportional to its share of the budget. The term of office of each member of the community mental health board is four years and until his the member's successor is appointed. Vacancies must be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. A member of a board may be removed by the appointing authority Governor for neglect of duty, misconduct, or malfeasance in office, after being given a written statement of charges and an opportunity to be heard on them. A person may serve consecutive terms."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.