[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Charles County 11-29-1994 by Res. No. 94-107. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This resolution repealed former Chapter 187, Mental Health Services, adopted 3-30-1992 by Res. No. 92-25.
A core service agency is hereby designated and established as a private, nonprofit corporation that is responsible for planning, managing and monitoring publicly funded mental health services in Charles County, Maryland.
The agency operates under the title of the Mental Health Authority of Charles County, Inc.
The agency is empowered to function, under applicable rules and regulations, as the designated grantee of record in Charles County, Maryland, for receipt and dispersal of funds from the Mental Hygiene Administration of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the purpose of planning, managing and monitoring mental health services in Charles County, Maryland.
[Amended 3-20-1995 by Res. No. 95-14]
The agency is governed by a Board of Directors of no fewer than 11 residents of Charles County, Maryland, who shall be appointed as provided in the agency's bylaws, the majority of whom are not providers of mental health care and at least six of whom are appointed by the County Commissioners of Charles County, Maryland. In addition, the Charles County Health Officer shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall, at its first meeting, approve Articles of Incorporation filed with the State of Maryland and shall adopt bylaws for its governance and operation, which bylaws have been subject to review and approval of the County Commissioners of Charles County, Maryland.
The agency shall at least annually report its activities and accomplishments of the preceding 12 months to the County Commissioners of Charles County, Maryland, including an accurate accounting of all funds received and dispersed by the agency.