Article 13- Department of Mental Health - Code

Section

13.01

Organization; commissioner.

 

13.02

Powers and duties.

 

13.03

Advisory board.

Section 13.01 Organization; commissioner.

The department of mental hygiene shall be headed by a commissioner who shall possess the qualifications required in section 13.01 of the Erie county charter.

Section 13.02 Powers and duties.

The commissioner of mental health may, within the appropriations provided therefore, employ and remove such officers, employees and consultants as may be necessary for the work of the office and to fulfill the purpose of article eight a of the mental hygiene law.

Section 13.03 Advisory board.

The county executive shall appoint the members of community services board in accordance with the provisions of article forty one of the mental hygiene law. Such members shall be residents of the county of Erie.

The community services board shall elect annually a chairman, vice chairman and a secretary from among its members. The community services board shall have and exercise the powers and duties conferred or imposed upon such board by the county charter or this code.

Meetings of the community services board shall be held at the call of the commissioner of mental health or the chairman of such board on three days written notice mailed to the last known address of such board members. The community services board shall at the request of the county executive and may of its own initiative, make recommendations and suggestions to the county executive relative to the qualifications and appointment of the commissioner of mental health and relative to the qualifications and duties of the deputy commissioner, officers or employees of the department of mental health.

Vacancies in the membership of the board occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired terms.