2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 17a - Social and Human Services and Resources
Chapter 319i - Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities
Section 17a-565 - (Formerly Sec. 17-243). Advisory board.


CT Gen Stat § 17a-565 (2012) What's This?

There shall be an advisory board for the division, constituted as follows: The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, three physicians licensed to practice in this state, two of whom shall be psychiatrists, two attorneys of this state, at least one of whom shall be in active practice and have at least five years’ experience in the trial of criminal cases, one licensed psychologist with experience in clinical psychology, one licensed clinical social worker, and one person actively engaged in business who shall have at least ten years’ experience in business management. Annually, on October first, the Governor shall appoint a member or members to replace those whose terms expire for terms of five years each. The board shall elect a chairman and a secretary, who shall keep full and accurate minutes of its meetings and preserve the same. The board shall meet at the call of the chairman at least quarterly. Members of the board shall receive no compensation for their duties as such but shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in the course of their duties. Said board shall confer with the staff of the division and give general consultative and advisory services on problems and matters relating to its work. On any matter relating to the work of the division, the board may also confer with the warden or superintendent of the affected Connecticut correctional institution.

(1957, P.A. 650, S. 6; P.A. 73-245, S. 6; P.A. 86-186, S. 6; P.A. 91-278, S. 4; P.A. 93-216, S. 7; P.A. 94-10, S. 1, 2; P.A. 95-257, S. 11, 20, 58; P.A. 09-145, S. 10.)

History: P.A. 73-245 replaced “center” with “institute”, reflecting change of “security treatment center” to “Whiting Forensic Institute” and replaced State Prison, Connecticut Reformatory and Connecticut State Farm for Women with Connecticut Correctional Institutions at Somers, Cheshire and Niantic; P.A. 86-186 changed the name of the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Cheshire to the John R. Manson Youth Institution, Cheshire; Sec. 17-243 transferred to Sec. 17a-565 in 1991; P.A. 91-278 removed references to Mansfield Training School; P.A. 93-216 removed the reference to the Connecticut School for Boys; P.A. 94-10 changed the composition of the board to specify three physicians, two of whom are psychiatrists, deleted requirement that a staff psychiatrist from the Institute of Living be member, removed two professors one in sociology and one in psychology, replacing them with one licensed psychologist and one masters level social worker and raised the required experience in business management from 10 to 15 years for business representative, effective April 25, 1994; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Mental Health with Commissioner and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and substituted “division” for “institute”, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 09-145 replaced “social worker who is masters level or higher” with “licensed clinical social worker”.

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