Relating to St. Clair County; to provide for an additional fee on matters filed or recorded in the probate office; to provide for the distribution of the fee; and to provide for the creation of the St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board and provide for its duties and authority.
Relating to St. Clair County; to provide for an additional fee on matters filed or recorded in the probate office; to provide for the distribution of the fee; and to provide for the creation of the St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board and provide for its duties and authority
(a) In addition to any filing or recording fee currently assessed, the Probate Office of St. Clair County shall charge an additional fee of six dollars and fifty cents ($6.50) for each matter filed or recorded in the Probate Office of St. Clair County. After the first year of the operation of this act, the St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board may increase or lower the fee; provided, the fee may not exceed eight dollars and fifty cents ($8.50). (b) There is established the St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board, which shall have three members as follows: (1) The Chair of the St. Clair County Commission, or his or her designee. (2) The Sheriff of St. Clair County. (3) The St. Clair County Judge of Probate. (c) By the twentieth of each month following the collection of the fee, the proceeds of the fee shall be HB367 disbursed by the judge of probate to the St. Clair County Commission. The fees collected under this section shall be expensed as the St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board directs and shall be expended for crisis intervention services, which may include, but are expressly not limited to, any of the following: (1) A mental health officer, who shall be an employee of the Sheriff of St. Clair County and appointed by the St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board to serve at the board's pleasure and under the day to day direction of the judge of probate of St. Clair County. The duties, education, qualifications, training, and experience requirements of the position shall be set by the advisory board. All necessary equipment, supplies, and training, including an appropriately equipped vehicle, shall also be provided as determined by the advisory board. The advisory board may appoint assistant mental health officers and support staff as the advisory board may deem necessary. The assistant mental health officers and support staff shall be employees of St. Clair County. The advisory board shall set the salary or compensation for the mental health officer and assistant mental health officers, if any. The advisory board may also set performance standards and take personnel actions as may be necessary, up to and including termination of the mental health officer duties and responsibilities associated therewith. HB367 (2) Admissions at a certified psychiatric inpatient unit, which shall be directed or approved by the judge of probate, the mental health officer, or an assistant mental health officer and shall be based upon available funds as determined by the St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board. (3) Crisis intervention, which shall be provided through programs of the advisory board or otherwise shall include, but not be limited to, salaries, equipment, and other expenses related to mental health related services and treatment. (4) Contracting with other entities for services that would otherwise be provided by the mental health officer or assistant mental health officers. The St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board may purchase other necessary services or pay necessary expenses, including, but not limited to, the obtaining of liability insurance for the advisory board, its members, and its employees, if any.
No later than November 1 of each calendar year, the advisory board shall submit to the St. Clair County Commission a written report of all income received under this act and the itemized expenditures of the income so received for the preceding fiscal year.
The St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board, board members, Mental Health Officer, and HB367 assistant mental health officers shall be granted immunity from liability, except for intentional wrongful and wanton acts. assistant mental health officers shall enjoy the same immunity afforded to them pursuant to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, or those immunities provided under Section 36-1-12, Code of Alabama 1975.
The St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board shall oversee the implementation of the mental health officer crisis intervention procedures.
The St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board shall give notice of employment positions and hire any employment positions the board deems necessary to effectuate the intent of this act, including mental health officers, assistant mental health officers, and support staff in accordance with the posting and hiring policies utilized by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office.
The St. Clair County Mental Health Advisory Board shall provide additional specialized training related to crisis intervention, mental health center operations, and the evaluation of persons suspected to be mentally ill to the mental health officer, and assistant mental health officers, if any.
This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. HB367 Speaker of the House of Representatives President and Presiding Officer of the Senate House of Representatives I hereby certify that the within Act originated in and was passed by the House 06-MAY-20, as amended. Jeff Woodard Clerk Senate 09-MAY-20 Passed
|May 9, 2020||H||Delivered to Governor at 3:33 p.m. on May 9, 2020.|
|May 9, 2020||H||Assigned Act No. 2020-190.|
|May 9, 2020||H||Clerk of the House Certification|
|May 9, 2020||S||Signature Requested|
|May 9, 2020||H||Enrolled|
|May 9, 2020||H||Passed Second House|
|May 9, 2020||S||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 671|
|May 9, 2020||S||Third Reading Passed|
|May 8, 2020||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|May 7, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation|
|May 6, 2020||H||Engrossed|
|May 6, 2020||H||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 427|
|May 6, 2020||H||Motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 426|
|May 6, 2020||H||Local Legislation Amendment Offered|
|May 6, 2020||H||Third Reading Passed|
|May 5, 2020||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar 1 amendment|
|March 3, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Local Legislation|