MCL - Section 330.1757

MENTAL HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 258 of 1974


330.1757 Recipient rights advisory committee; appointment by community mental health services program board.

Sec. 757.

    (1) The board of each community mental health services program shall appoint a recipient rights advisory committee consisting of at least 6 members. The membership of the committee shall be broadly based so as to best represent the varied perspectives of the community mental health services program's geographic area. At least 1/3 of the membership shall be primary consumers or family members, and of that 1/3, at least 1/2 shall be primary consumers.
    (2) The recipient rights advisory committee shall do all of the following:
    (a) Meet at least semiannually or as necessary to carry out its responsibilities.
    (b) Maintain a current list of members' names to be made available to individuals upon request.
    (c) Maintain a current list of categories represented to be made available to individuals upon request.
    (d) Protect the office of recipient rights from pressures that could interfere with the impartial, even-handed, and thorough performance of its functions.
    (e) Recommend candidates for director of the office of recipient rights to the executive director, and consult with the executive director regarding any proposed dismissal of the director of the office of recipient rights.
    (f) Serve in an advisory capacity to the executive director and the director of the office of recipient rights.
    (g) Review and provide comments on the report submitted by the executive director to the community mental health services program board under section 755.
    (h) If designated by the board of the community mental health services program, serve as the appeals committee for a recipient's appeal under section 784.
    (i) Meetings of the recipient rights advisory committee are subject to the open meetings act, Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, being sections 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Minutes shall be maintained and made available to individuals upon request.


History: Add. 1995, Act 290, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996