Albany County, New York
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
|Section||1001.||Department of Mental Health; Director; qualifications.|
|1002.||Powers and duties.|
|1003.||Community Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services Board.|
Section 1001. Department of Mental Health; Director; qualifications. There shall be a Department of Mental Health headed by a Director and appointed on the basis of her administrative experience and qualifications for the duties of office. Such qualifications shall meet the standards fixed by the State Commissioner of Mental Hygiene and the Mental Hygiene Law of the State. The Director of the Department of Mental Health shall be appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by the County Legislature, as provided in Section 302(c) of this Charter, and serve at the pleasure of the County Executive.
Section 1002. Powers and duties. Except as otherwise provided in this Charter, the Director of Mental Health shall have all the powers and perform all the duties now or hereafter conferred or imposed upon a director of a community services board by applicable law. She shall perform such other duties as may be required or delegated to her by the County Executive or the County Legislature.
Section 1003. Community Services Board. There shall be a Community Services Board which shall be appointed by the County Legislature. The composition of such board in relation to the number of members and the professional, governmental, or other representation, and the terms of such members, shall be as provided in the Mental Hygiene Law of the State for a community services board. Pursuant to the provisions of such law, such members may be reappointed without limitation The community services board shall recommend and suggest to the County Legislature and County Executive a program of community mental health services and facilities, adopt rules and regulations concerning the condition or operation of services and facilities in the community mental health program, and exercise such other powers and duties as are prescribed in the Mental Hygiene Law of the State. The Board shall also advise the County Legislature with respect to the qualifications of candidates appointed to the position of Director of Mental Health.
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