Skip Navigation Links
      RS 28:913.1     

  

§913.1. Governing board for Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority; membership; appointment; terms

            A. The Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority shall be governed by a board of twelve members who are residents of Jefferson Parish. Nine members shall be appointed by the Jefferson Parish Council and three members shall be appointed by the governor as follows:

            (1) Two members with professional expertise in the field of mental health.

            (2) Two members with professional expertise in the field of addictive disorders.

            (3) Two members with professional expertise in the field of developmental disabilities.

            (4) One member with professional expertise in finance, accounting, business enterprise, or auditing.

            (5) One member who represents the judiciary, with particular emphasis on specialty courts.

            (6) One member who represents law enforcement, school-based healthcare, public health, or the coroner's office based on the needs of the parish.

            (7) One member who is a parent, consumer, or advocate in the field of mental health appointed by the governor.

            (8) One member who is a parent, consumer, or advocate in the field of addictive disorders appointed by the governor.

            (9) One member who is a parent, consumer, or advocate in the field of developmental disabilities appointed by the governor.

            B. Each member shall serve for a three-year term. No board member shall serve more than two consecutive three-year terms.

            C. Effective January 1, 2018, the board shall comply with the enumerated requirements of expertise in this Section. Any board member serving on the board prior to January 1, 2018, who satisfies at least one of the enumerated criteria shall be considered to have satisfied the requirement to serve and shall remain on the board for the duration of his unexpired term. Any board member who does not satisfy one of the enumerated criteria shall be replaced by January 1, 2018, and the newly appointed member shall begin a new three-year term. It shall be the responsibility of the executive director to ensure that the board satisfies the enumerated criteria herein. The executive director shall work with the Jefferson Parish Council and the governor to ensure compliance with the board requirements of this Section.

            D. The Jefferson Parish attorney shall be the legal advisor for the authority.

            Acts 2017, No. 73, §1, eff. June 7, 2017.



If you experience any technical difficulties navigating this website, click here to contact the webmaster.
P.O. Box 94062 (900 North Third Street) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9062