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42 U.S. Code § 300x–3 - State mental health planning council

(a) In general

A funding agreement for a grant under section 300x of this title is that the State involved will establish and maintain a State mental health planning council in accordance with the conditions described in this section.

(b) DutiesA condition under subsection (a) for a Council is that the duties of the Council are—
to review plans provided to the Council pursuant to section 300x–4(a) of this title by the State involved and to submit to the State any recommendations of the Council for modifications to the plans;
to serve as an advocate for adults with a serious mental illness, children with a severe emotional disturbance, and other individuals with mental illnesses or emotional problems; and
to monitor, review, and evaluate, not less than once each year, the allocation and adequacy of mental health services within the State.
(c) Membership
(1) In generalA condition under subsection (a) for a Council is that the Council be composed of residents of the State, including representatives of—
(A) the principal State agencies with respect to—
mental health, education, vocational rehabilitation, criminal justice, housing, and social services; and
the development of the plan submitted pursuant to title XIX of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.];
public and private entities concerned with the need, planning, operation, funding, and use of mental health services and related support services;
adults with serious mental illnesses who are receiving (or have received) mental health services; and
the families of such adults or families of children with emotional disturbance.
(2) Certain requirementsA condition under subsection (a) for a Council is that—
with respect to the membership of the Council, the ratio of parents of children with a serious emotional disturbance to other members of the Council is sufficient to provide adequate representation of such children in the deliberations of the Council; and
not less than 50 percent of the members of the Council are individuals who are not State employees or providers of mental health services.
(d) “Council” defined

For purposes of this section, the term “Council” means a State mental health planning council.

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIX, § 1914, as added Pub. L. 102–321, title II, § 201(2), July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 382.)
Editorial Notes
References in Text

The Social Security Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(1)(A)(ii), is act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620. Title XIX of the Act is classified generally to subchapter XIX (§ 1396 et seq.) of chapter 7 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1305 of this title and Tables.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 300x–3, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIX, § 1915, formerly § 1914, as added Aug. 13, 1981, Pub. L. 97–35, title IX, § 901, 95 Stat. 545; renumbered § 1915 and amended Oct. 19, 1984, Pub. L. 98–509, title I, §§ 105(b), 106(a), (b), (d), (g), 98 Stat. 2358, 2359; Nov. 18, 1988, Pub. L. 100–690, title II, §§ 2024–2026, 102 Stat. 4198, 4199; Aug. 16, 1989, Pub. L. 101–93, § 2(d), 103 Stat. 606; Nov. 28, 1990, Pub. L. 101–639, § 3(a)(2), 104 Stat. 4601, related to the use of grant allotments for alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health services, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–321, § 201(2).

A prior section 1914 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section 300x–2 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–321.