Meet the fourth Monday of every other month (Jan., Mar., May., Jul., Sep., Nov.), 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Purpose of the Behavioral Health Advisory Board
The purpose of the Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) is to review and provide comments to the Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health (Administrative Services Organization) (SCRBH), a division of the Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department (CSHCD) and the Spokane Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) on plans, budgets, and policies developed by the CSHCD SCRBH to implement the requirements of applicable federal laws and regulations.
The Spokane Regional Service Area (RSA) must have adequate membership that will be representative of the demographic character of the region and the ethnicity and broader cultural aspects of Individuals serviced. Membership shall be composed of not less than ten (10) Individuals from Spokane County and not less than eleven (11) Individuals from Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties. One member from each of the North-East counties will be pursued, plus an additional five (5) At-Large positions across those counties (including community stakeholders). Preference will be given to Individuals:
Who are currently in or have received behavioral health services;
Who are family members of an Individual receiving behavioral health services;
Who are members and/or representatives of interested Tribes and Federally Recognized American Indian Organizations within the Spokane RSA; the Indian Health Services Map, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Service Area Map; and/or
Members of Law Enforcement.
Applicants must reside in the County for the position in which they are applying.
Term: Three (3) Years
Details: Spokane County encourages members of minority groups, tribes, and/or people in recovery and resilience to participate in the Advisory Board. It is helpful in the review process if applicants identify themselves as people in recovery or as a member of a minority group.
Responsibilities are as follows:
Participate in public meetings to solicit input from Spokane County citizens, service providers, and Individuals regarding needs and priorities for behavioral health services.
Recommend priorities and services levels to the CSHCD SCRBH.
Participate in the review of applications for funding which have been submitted to the CSHCD SCRBH.
Review and recommend on the CSHCD SCRBH plan for services.
Review budget material which has been submitted to the CSHCD SCRBH during the application process.
Review monitoring reports of contracted services to evaluate annual performance.
Time Commitment: The board meets at least 10 times per year and the average commitment per month is approximately 1.5 hours.
Spokane County Code/WAC & RCW References SCC1.60.010