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Behavioral Health Board
About the Board

The Washington County Behavioral Health Board is the local authority for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and financing publicly funded treatment and prevention services for mental illness and alcohol and drug addiction in Washington County.  The Behavioral Health Board studies the local community's needs for mental health and alcohol / drug addiction services, sets priorities and plans strategies for treatment and prevention.

The Board does not provide these services directly, but contracts with agencies to provide services to Washington County citizens and employs an executive director and staff to carry out board policies. The Behavioral Health Board's and executive director's specific duties are spelled out in Chapter 340 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Board Meetings

The Behavioral Health Board's regular meetings are open to the public. They are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, unless that is a holiday.

Calendar of Regular Board Meetings

Committees
The committees of the Washington County Behavioral Health Board are:
Crisis Intervention Team Committee (ad hoc)
Standing Rules and Procedures Committee (ad hoc)
Public Information and Education Committee
Budget and Finance Committee

Committee Meeting Calendar

Funding

Funds for these services come from federal and state subsidies, grants and entitlements as well as fees and donations. The board approves expenditures and sets policies to assure the best use of public funds.  The Behavioral Health Board also educates the public about its agencies and programs and  keeps up-to-date about the best methods of prevention and treatment.

Board Membership

Up to 18 citizens who live in Washington County are appointed to serve on the board. Appointments to the board are specified in Chapter 340.02 of the Ohio Revised Code. All board members must be interested in mental health and/or alcoholism and drug addiction services. None may be related to employees of the board or to the appointing authorities.  Board membership is considered an honor and an opportunity for public service. Members are not paid, although their expenses in conducting board business may be reimbursed.


Members of the Washington County Behavioral Health Board


The Washington County Commissioners appoint 10 members. The Ohio Department of Mental Health appoints four members, and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services appoints four members.

Washington County Mental Health Resource Guide

Behavioral Health Board Meeting Minutes and Agendas


Most Recent Meeting Agenda | List of Previous Meeting Agendas

Most Recent Meeting Minutes | List of Previous Meeting Minutes