908 KAR 2:010. Local board authority.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 210.440, 210.450

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 210.450, EO 2004-726

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: EO 2004-726, effective July 9, 2004, reorganized the Cabinet for Health Services and placed the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation within the cabinet. KRS 210.440 and 210.450 authorize the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish regional mental health/mental retardation boards to act as the authority for planning and administration of grants for all local programs relating to mental health, mental retardation, alcohol and drugs. This administrative regulation is to provide for recognition of regional mental health/mental retardation boards as the local authority for implementing delegated responsibilities and to insure compliance with applicable policies issued by the cabinet.

 

      Section 1. Grants. All grants for local programs in mental health, mental retardation or substance abuse implemented under the auspices of the cabinet shall be directed to agencies recognized as regional mental health/mental retardation boards by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services. For purposes of implementing the delegated regional responsibilities of the Cabinet for Human Resources, Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, the regional mental health/mental retardation boards shall become the local authority. Recognition as local authority shall be renewed annually provided the board is in compliance with applicable federal and state laws, and administrative regulations relating to mental health/mental retardation boards.

 

      Section 2. Policies. All regional mental health/mental retardation boards shall comply with the policies issued by the cabinet to insure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Policies shall include planning, budgeting, reporting, operating procedures and other administrative functions. (Recodified from 902 KAR 6:010, 3-7-89; Am. 20 Ky.R. 2257; eff. 3-14-94.)