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DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL | Print |

Board Established by: County

Description:

In the 2015-2016 Regular Session, House Bill 512 changed the name of the "Planning Board" to the "Advisory Council." On December 4, 2002, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners passed a Resolution at its Regular Meeting (Item #02-1336) to change the name of the Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Substance Abuse Regional Board to the Department of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases. Also, the state regional board system has been redesigned, and the new body is the Metro Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Disease Planning Board.

There was created a Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The powers, functions, and duties of the Department of Human Resources as they existed on June 30, 2009, relating to the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases are transferred to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities effective July 1, 2009.

The State of Georgia, pursuant to O.C.G.A § 37-2-6.4, has allowed counties to elect to provide mental health services through the county government, Fulton County Government currently has an entity designated as a mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse community service board which acts solely as an advisory body to the Fulton County Government on issues relating to the provision of mental health services.

Contact(s):

Ruth Coody, Council Assistant
DBHDD - Region 3 Field Office
Georgia Regional Hospital at Atlanta
3073 Panthersville Road, Bldg. 10
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Direct Line: 404-244-5072
Office: 404-244-5050
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RELEVANT DOCUMENTATION:

FULL BOARD DESCRIPTION
BYLAWS
O.C.G.A § 37-2-6.4
HOUSE BILL 100, CHANGE COMPOSITION AND POWERS, SEPTEMBER 27, 1993 (SIGNED)
HOUSE BILL 100, CHANGE COMPOSITION AND POWERS, SEPTEMBER 27, 1993
ITEM #02-1336, RESOLUTION TO MAINTAIN PROVISION; NAME CHANGE, DECEMBER 4, 2002
HOUSE BILL 512, RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH, June 30, 2002

 
 

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