Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 30. Mental Health
Section 666. Duties of the Board.
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AS 47.30.666. Duties of the Board.

The board is the state planning and coordinating body for the purpose of federal and state laws relating to mental health services for persons with mental disorders identified in AS 47.30.056 (b)(1). On behalf of those persons, the board shall

(1) prepare and maintain a comprehensive plan of treatment and rehabilitation services;

(2) propose an annual implementation plan consistent with the comprehensive plan and with due regard for the findings from evaluation of existing programs;

(3) provide a public forum for the discussion of issues related to the mental health services for which the board has planning and coordinating responsibility;

(4) advocate the needs of persons with mental disorders before the governor, executive agencies, the legislature, and the public;

(5) advise the legislature, the governor, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, and other state agencies in matters affecting persons with mental disorders, including, but not limited to,

(A) development of necessary services for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation;

(B) evaluation of the effectiveness of programs in the state for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation;

(C) legal processes that affect screening, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation;

(6) provide to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority for its review and consideration recommendations concerning the integrated comprehensive mental health program for those persons who are described in AS 47.30.056 (b)(1) and the use of money in the mental health trust settlement income account in a manner consistent with regulations adopted under AS 47.30.031 ; and

(7) submit periodic reports regarding its planning, evaluation, advocacy, and other activities.

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