Third Annual Illinois Epilepsy Advocacy Day Join us on May 4th, 2016 as we travel to Springfield, Illinois to talk to the state legislators about how they can help people with epilepsy and seizures. A bus will leave our office at 8:30 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m. Advocacy day will prove to be a unique educational opportunity. Each participant will receive lunch at the capital and a t-shirt. RSVPs are due by April 22nd. For more information, please call Mary Taylor at (618) 236-2181 ext. 108 or register online.
St. Clair County Mental Health Board-Disaster Mental Health Responders Volunteer Training Registration Form
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NEXT MENTAL HEALTH BOARD MEETING:
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM
*Note all Board Meetings will be held in County Board Room (B564).
NEXT FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM
*Note all Finance Committee Meetings will be held in the Conference Room of the County Board Meeting Room.
Authorities, Responsibilities, and History
The Board's authorization and mandated responsibilities are set forth in the community Mental Health Act (the Act), Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 405, Act 20, Section 0.1 et.seq. Under the Act, townships, counties and other municipalities are given the authority to pass a referendum to levy an annual tax not to exceed .15% upon all taxable property in order to provide for the necessary funds or to supplement existing funds for community mental health facilities and services. The Act encompasses several other broad responsibilities, including planning and review and comment.