Ch. 73 1997 Session Laws of Kansas 287
An Act concerning the Governor's mental health services planning
council; relating to size,
composition and terms of the council; amending K.S.A. 39-1605 and repealing the ex-
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Section 1. K.S.A. 39-1605 is hereby amended to read as
39-1605. (a) There is hereby established the governor's mental health
services planning council. The council shall consist of
28 25 members
appointed by the governor, of which not more than 13
members shall be.
state officers or employees or providers of mental health services
members shall be appointed by the governor
that the composition of the
council is in compliance with the
requirements of public law
and supplementary federal
and, persons appointed to the council will
be in accordance with the
Eight Nine members shall be
representatives of state agencies;state
agency representatives who shall include:
(A) The commissioner of mental health and developmental
(B) the secretary of social and rehabilitation services shall
one member for each of the following areas: vocational rehabilitation,
alcohol and drug abuse services, medical services and children and family
(C) the commissioner of juvenile justice;
(D) the commissioner of education;
(E) the secretary of corrections; and
(F) the secretary of commerce and housing.
If a commissioner or secretary is unable to participate, the commissioner
or secretary shall appoint a designee as the official member of the council.
one member shall be a representative of private
mental health The governor shall appoint the
following persons to the
(3) (A) One member shall be a person
licensed to practice medicine
and surgery with board certification in psychiatry;
(4) two members shall be members of governing boards of
(5) (B) two members shall be executive
directors of mental health
(6) fourteen (C) 13 members shall be
members of the general pub-
individuals who are
lic and a majority of such members shall be consumers of mental health
services and family members of mentally ill persons.
not state employees or providers of mental health services. Of the 13
members, four members shall be adult consumers with serious and per-
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sistent mental illness; three members shall be immediate
of adult consumers with serious and persistent mental illnesses; four mem-
bers shall be family members of minor children or youth with severe
emotional disturbances; and two members shall be members of the general
(b) The governor shall designate the chairperson of the
mental health services planning council.
(c) The terms of members who are currently serving on the
shall expire on the effective date of this act. At that time, appointees of
the governor under subsection (b)(2) shall be appointed to the council by
the governor with 1/2 appointed for a term of two years and the other 1/2
for a term of four years as specified by the governor. Thereafter, each
member appointed to the council by the governor shall be appointed for
a term of four years.
(d) Each member of the council shall serve until a successor
pointed and qualified.
Each member of the governor's
mental health serv- In the
ices planning council shall be appointed for a term of four years.
case of a vacancy on the council,
the governor shall
appoint a successor
for of like qualifications shall be appointed
or designated to fill the unex-
pired term in
the same manner as the original
with subsections (b)(1) and (2).
(e) The governor shall designate the chairperson of the
members of the
governor's mental health services
planning council shall
elect a vice-chairperson.
(c) (f) Members of the governor's mental
health services planning
council attending meetings of the council, or attending a subcommittee
meeting thereof authorized by the council, shall be paid amounts pro-
vided in subsection (e) of K.S.A. 75-3223 and amendments thereto.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 39-1605 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 7, 1997.