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19-4002a. Same; Sedgwick and Wyandotte counties. (a) (1) In lieu of appointing a governing board as provided by K.S.A. 19-4002, and amendments thereto, the board of county commissioners of Sedgwick county may serve as the community mental health or intellectual disability governing board for Sedgwick county.

(2) In lieu of appointing a governing board as provided by K.S.A. 19-4002, and amendments thereto, the unified government board of commissioners of Wyandotte county may serve as the community mental health or intellectual disability governing board for Wyandotte county.

(b) If the board of county commissioners or the unified government board of commissioners elects to serve as the governing board pursuant to this section, the board of county commissioners or the unified government board of commissioners shall appoint a mental health and intellectual disability advisory board of not less than seven members. Members of the advisory board shall serve at the pleasure of the board making their appointment. Membership of the advisory board shall include consumers of mental health services and services for people with intellectual disability or representatives of mental health consumer groups and consumer groups for people with intellectual disability and shall include family members of mentally ill persons and people with intellectual disability and, as nearly as possible, shall be representative of public health, medical profession, the judiciary, public welfare, hospitals and mental health organizations and organizations for people with intellectual disability and education, rehabilitation, labor, business and civic groups.

(c) The board of county commissioners or the unified government board of commissioners, as the mental health or intellectual disability governing board, shall seek the recommendations of the mental health and intellectual disability advisory board prior to adopting the annual plan and budget for county mental health and programs for people with intellectual disability.

History: L. 1986, ch. 98, § 2; L. 1990, ch. 92, § 14; L. 1999, ch. 118, § 2; L. 2012, ch. 91, § 6; July 1.



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