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State Board Reference Guide

This manual was developed as a quick reference guide to the basic role and responsibilities associated with the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and how the State Board relates to the Department and the services system.

The purpose of this manual is to provide new members of the State Board with specific information required for their New Member Orientation. It is also intended to provide interested stakeholders with a better understanding of the State Board of BHDS and the entire services system. The information below may assist in answering questions and in providing a broad overview. For more detailed information, please contact staff at the Department of BHDS.

This manual is intended as a useful tool in understanding and working with the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

I. State Board

Powers and Duties

Legal Requirements: New Members

Legal Requirements: Ongoing

Fulfillment of Duties and Responsibilities  


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II. Agency Vision and Values

III. Administrative Structure

Central Office

Facilitiesexplanation and contacts

Community Services Boardsexplanation and contacts

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IV. Virginia General Assembly

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Appendix A – Membership Roster and Terms
Appendix B – Liaison Documents

Appendix C – Organizational Charts and Maps

Appendix E – State Government Org Chart
Appendix F – Robert’s Rules of Order
Appendix G – Current Governor’s Executive Orders and All Executive Orders Currently in Effect by Former Governors of Virginia
Appendix H – Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

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