Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 30. Mental Health
Section 662. Composition.
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AS 47.30.662. Composition.

(a) The board consists of not fewer than 12 nor more than 16 members appointed by the governor, with due regard for the demographics of the state and balanced geographic representation of the state. The membership and committees of the board shall fulfill the requirements of P.L. 99-660, as amended.

(b) Not less than one-half of the members shall be persons with a mental disorder identified in AS 47.30.056 (b)(1) or members of their families.

(c) The board members

(1) shall include the director of the division of mental health and developmental disabilities in the department; and

(2) may include representatives of the principal state agencies with respect to education, vocational rehabilitation, criminal justice, housing, social services, medical assistance, substance abuse, and aging.

(d) Board members appointed under (c) of this section may not vote on matters before the board.

(e) The board members shall include at least two licensed mental health professionals who represent public and private providers of mental health services and at least one member who is admitted to practice law in the state. Members appointed under this subsection may also be family members identified under (b) of this section.

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