HEALTH AND SAFETY
REGIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
39-3134. Regional behavioral health board — Members — terms — appointment. A regional behavioral health board for each region shall consist of twenty-three (23) members and shall be appointed as provided herein. All meetings of the regional behavioral health board shall be held in accordance with the open meetings law as provided for in chapter 2, title 74, Idaho Code. Members shall be comprised of the following: three (3) county commissioners; two (2) department of health and welfare employees who represent the behavioral health system within the region; one (1) parent of a child with a serious emotional disturbance; one (1) parent of a child with a substance use disorder; a law enforcement officer; one (1) adult mental health services consumer representative; one (1) mental health advocate; one (1) substance use disorder advocate; one (1) adult substance use disorder services consumer representative; one (1) family member of an adult mental health services consumer; one (1) family member of an adult substance use disorder services consumer; one (1) prevention specialist; a private provider of mental health services within the region; a private provider of substance use disorder services within the region; a representative of the elementary or secondary public education system within the region; a representative of the juvenile justice system within the region; a representative of the adult correction system within the region; a representative of the judiciary appointed by the administrative district judge; a physician or other licensed health practitioner from within the region; and a representative of a hospital within the region. The consumer, parent and family representatives shall be selected from nominations submitted by behavioral health consumer and advocacy organizations. The board may have nonvoting members as necessary to fulfill its roles and responsibilities. The board shall meet at least twice each year and shall annually elect a chairperson and other officers as it deems appropriate.
The appointing authority in each region shall be the current chair of the regional behavioral health board, one (1) representative of the department of health and welfare, and one (1) county commissioner of a county situated within the region. The committee shall meet annually or as needed to fill vacancies on the board.
The term of each member of the board shall be for four (4) years; provided however, that of the members first appointed, one-third (1/3) from each region shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years; one-third (1/3) for a term of three (3) years; and one-third (1/3) for a term of four (4) years. After the membership representation required in this section is achieved, vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. Board members shall be compensated as provided for in section 59-509(b), Idaho Code, and such compensation shall be paid from the operating budget of the regional behavioral health board as resources allow.
[(39-3134) 39-3130, added 1969, ch. 202, sec. 8, p. 589; am. 2004, ch. 354, sec. 2, p. 1059; am. 2009, ch. 122, sec. 1, p. 386; am. and redesig. 2014, ch. 43, sec. 20, p. 113; am. 2017, ch. 58, sec. 18, p. 113; am. 2018, ch. 34, sec. 3, p. 65; am. 2019, ch. 151, sec. 1, p. 504.]