Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 51.02
- Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Mental illness: means mental disease to such extent that a person so afflicted requires care and treatment for his or her own welfare, or the welfare of others, or of the community. See Wisconsin Statutes 51.01
- State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
(1) The council on mental health shall have the following duties:
(a) Advise the department, the legislature and the governor on the use of state and federal resources and on the provision and administration of programs for persons who are mentally ill or who have other mental health problems, for groups who are not adequately served by the mental health system, for the prevention of mental health problems and for other mental health related purposes.
(b) Provide recommendations to the department on the expenditure of federal funds received under the community mental health block grant under 42 USC § 300x to 300x-9 and participate in the development of and monitor and evaluate the implementation of, the community mental health block grant plan.
(c) Review all departmental plans for services affecting persons with mental illness and monitor the implementation of the plans.
(d) Serve as an advocate for persons with mental illness.
(f) Consult with the department in the development of a model community mental health plan under s. 51.42 (7) (a) 9., and review and advise the department on community mental health plans submitted by counties under s. 51.42 (3) (ar) 5.
(g) Promote the development and administration of a delivery system for community mental health services that is sensitive to the needs of consumers of the services.
(h) Review and comment on the human services and community programs board member training curriculum developed by the department under s. 51.42 (7) (a) 3m.
(2) The secretary shall submit all departmental plans affecting persons with mental illness to the council for its review. The council shall provide its recommendations to the secretary within such time as the secretary may require.