Mental Health Services - Oversight And Accountability Commision

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MHSOAC COMPOSITION

As set forth by the Welfare and Institutions Code section 5845(a):

The Commission shall consist of 16 voting members as follows:

  • The Attorney General or his or her designee.
  • The Superintendent of Public Instruction or his or her designee.
  • The Chairperson of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee or another member of the Senate selected by the President pro Tempore of the Senate.
  • The Chairperson of the Assembly Health Committee or another member of the Assembly selected by the Speaker of the Assembly.
  • The following are appointed by the Governor:

    • Two persons with a severe mental illness.
    • A family member of an adult or senior with a severe mental illness.
    • A family member of a child who has or has had a severe mental illness.
    • A physician specializing in alcohol and drug treatment.
    • A mental health professional.
    • A county sheriff.
    • A superintendent of a school district.
    • A representative of a labor organization.
    • A representative of an employer with less than 500 employees.
    • A representative of an employer with more than 500 employees.
    • A representative of a health care services plan or insurer.
  • In making appointments, the Governor shall seek individuals who have had personal or family experience with mental illness.