Alcohol and Drug/Behavioral Health Board
Purpose: The county commission on alcohol and drug abuse, operating as Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County, is the designated single agency for alcohol and drug abuse programming in the county.
Enabling Legislation: Ord. No. 105, 8-18-1986; Ord. No. 276, 9-20-1999
The commission shall be composed of nine residents of the county, with expiration dates according to their appointments. Upon the expiration date of a member, appointment shall be made by the county council. The terms of the members shall be for three years. If a vacancy occurs, the county council shall fill the vacancy by appointment for the unexpired term. The members of the commission shall serve without compensation, and any member may be removed by the county council for cause.
The members of the alcohol and drug abuse commission shall:
- Be a body corporate and politic and shall exercise and enjoy all rights and privileges as such.
- In its discretion, acquire by gift or purchase lands or interests on land, enter into agreements for federal and state funds and grants, prescribe rules and regulations governing the use of its facilities, and expend all moneys which it shall receive and which may be set apart to the commission for its functions.
- Conduct a continuing study of the county's alcohol and drug abuse needs and propose means and
determine priorities in meeting these needs through the development of a county alcohol and drug abuse plan, which shall be revised annually.
- Cooperate in the implementation of a state plan for the control of alcohol and drug abuse.
- In its discretion, employ a director and such other personnel as may be required to carry out the purposes of this division.
- Solicit and encourage citizen participation and community involvement in its studies and operation through the appointment of advisory or ad hoc committees from time to time or other methods which it may devise.
For more information, please visit the Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County Website.