Attend all General Meetings. If unable to attend, give advance notice to the Mental Health Board (MHB) Chairperson or Administrative Office of Behavioral Health Services (BHS). (MHB Bylaws Article IV, Section 6). A member who is absent from five meetings in any 12-month period shall be deemed to have automatically resigned from the MHB (MHB Bylaws Article IV, Section7).
Come prepared to the General Meetings by reading previous minutes and reviewing any reading materials sent in advance related to agenda items, be prepared to ask questions, and add meaningfully to the discussion.
Follow the guidelines of the Comfort Agreement during MHB meetings.
Serve on at least one MHB subcommittee, Executive Committee, special committee, or BHS task force (MHB Bylaws Article IV, Section 6).
Maintain satisfactory subcommittee meeting attendance. If unable to attend, give advance notice to the subcommittee Chairperson or Administrative Office of BHS.
Contribute to the work of the subcommittee to which the member is assigned.
Participate in site visits of a mental health facility or service at least once per year unless excused by the Executive Committee. Site visits are conducted pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5604.2(a)(1).
A MHB member may only represent the MHB when so designated by the MHB Chairperson or MHB. In all other circumstances, MHB members must identify that they are speaking on their own behalf.
Comply with all applicable regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), including, but not limited to, preparing and filing FPPC Form 700 within 30 days of appointment and annually prior to April lst of each year.
Comply with the requirements of AB 1234, completing the Public Service Ethics Education course every two years.
Abstain from voting on any issue in which a member has a financial interest as defined in Section 87103 of the Government Code (MHB Bylaw Article IV, Section 2).
Preserve the confidentiality of any confidential information obtained while performing duties as an MHB member.
A public official has a financial interest in a decision within the meaning of Section 87100 if it is reasonably foreseeable that the decision will have a material financial effect, distinguishable from its effect on the public generally, on the official, a member of his or her immediate family, or on any of the following:
(a) Any business entity in which the public official has a direct or indirect investment worth two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more.
(b) Any real property in which the public official has a direct or indirect interest worth two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more.
(c) Any source of income, except gifts or loans by a commercial lending institution made in the regular course of business on terms available to the public without regard to official status, aggregating five hundred dollars ($500) or more in value provided or promised to, received by, the public official within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made.
(d) Any business entity in which the public official is a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee, or holds any position of management.
(e) Any donor of, or any intermediary or agent for a donor of, a gift or gifts aggregating two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more in value provided to, received by, or promised to the public official within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made. The amount of the value of gifts specified by this subdivision shall be adjusted biennially by the commission to equal the same amount determined by the commission pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 89503.
For purposes of this section, indirect investment or interest means any investment or interest owned by the spouse or dependent child of a public official, by an agent on behalf of a public official, or by a business entity or trust in which the official, the official's agents, spouse, and dependent children own directly, indirectly, or beneficially a 10-percent interest or greater.