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County Board seeking applicants for Milw. Co. Mental Health Board

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Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman has issued a notice to parties interested in applying to be a member of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board. This notice was issued one day after Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 565 into law. The bill creates the Mental Health Board to oversee Milwaukee County’s Mental Health Complex.

The legislation requires the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to make recommendations to Governor Walker for five of the voting members of the Mental Health Board.

1) A psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in a full continuum of behavioral health services for children.

2) A psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in a full continuum of behavior health services for adults.

3) A representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services.

4) A psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse who specializes in a full continuum of behavioral health and medical services including emergency detention, inpatient, residential, transitional, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and wraparound community-based services.

5) A health care provider representing community-based mental health services providers who specialize in community-based, recovery-oriented, mental health systems.

Applications must be completed and submitted Friday, April 18, 2014, no later than 4:00 P.M.

Applications for all board member recommendations can be found online at: http://county.milwaukee.gov/CountyBoard.

Applications will be reviewed after the submittal deadline and applicants may be asked to interview in- person or on-the-phone.

If selected, the individual will need to be present for a County Board committee meeting.

Recommendations will then be sent to the full County Board for approval at the May 22nd County Board meeting.

Recommendations then will be sent to the Governor, who will select the final recommendations.

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