TDMHSAS Planning and Policy Council
TDMHSAS Planning and Policy Council's mission is to advise the department about the service system, policy development, legislation, budget requests, system evaluation and monitoring.
TDMHSAS Planning and Policy Council responsibilities:
TDMHSAS and the TDMHSAS Planning and Policy Council prepare a Joint Annual Report to the Governor on the service system, including department programs, services, supports and facilities.
Focus of TDMHSAS Planning and Policy Council:
This council has a minimum of 17 members, not including ex officio members, appointed by the commissioner for three-year terms.
The Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives each appoints one legislator as a member of the council. The governor is an ex officio member of the council and appoints the chairman, and representatives of state agencies as ex officio members of the council. The Commissioner serves ex officio as secretary to the council.
Current or former service recipients and members of service recipient families comprise a majority of the council's membership and represent persons with mental illness and substance use disorders.
Persons interested in serving on the TDMHSAS Planning and Policy Council should send their curriculum vitae to: Vicki.Pillow@tn.gov