(405 ILCS 20/3a)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 303a)
Every governmental unit authorized to levy an annual tax
under any of the provisions of this Act shall, before it may levy such
tax, establish a 7 member community mental health board who shall
administer this Act. Such board shall be appointed by the chairman of
the governing body of a county, the mayor of a city, the president of a
village, the president of an incorporated town, or the supervisor of a
township, as the case may be, with the advice and consent of the
governing body of such county, city, village, incorporated town or the
town board of trustees of any township. Members of the community mental
health board shall be residents of the government unit and, as nearly as
possible, be representative of interested groups of the community such
as local health departments, medical societies, local comprehensive
health planning agencies, hospital boards, lay associations concerned
with mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse, as well as
the general public. Only one member shall be a member of the governing body.
The chairman of the governing body may, upon the request of the community
mental health board, appoint 2 additional members to the community mental
health board. No member of the community mental health board may be a
full-time or part-time employee of the Department of Human Services or a board member, employee or any other individual
receiving compensation from any facility or service
operating under contract to the board. If a successful referendum is
held under Section 5 of this Act, all members of such board shall be
appointed within 60 days of the referendum.
Home rule units are exempt from this Act. However, they may, by
ordinance, adopt the provisions of this Act, or any portion thereof,
that they may deem advisable.
The tax rate set forth in Section 4 may be levied by any
non-home rule unit only pursuant to the approval by the voters at a
referendum. Such referendum may have been held at any time subsequent to the
effective date of the Community Mental Health Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-336, eff. 8-21-07.)