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Planning Boards & Councils


The Planning and Policy Councils play a key role in advising TDMHSAS. They provide information and advice on policy, the formulation of budget requests, and the development and evaluation of services and supports.

Title 33 of the Tennessee Code Annotated (mental health and developmental disability law) requires a structured planning process of council participation:

  • TDMHSAS Planning and Policy Council
  • TDMHSAS Regional Planning and Policy Councils

These councils provide citizen participation in policy planning and represent service recipients and their families, service recipient advocates for children, adults and the elderly, service providers, agencies and other affected persons and organizations. The Councils require that a majority of membership be current or former service recipients and members of service recipient families.

Persons interested in serving on any of the councils should send their curriculum vitae to:

Planning Boards & Councils Links