County board of mental illness composition.
be amended to read as follows:
In each county
there shall be a chair of a county board of mental illness. A
magistrate judge or lawyer shall be appointed by the presiding circuit judge of the circuit in which
the county is situated to serve as the chair of the county board of mental illness. Any board
conducting commitment hearings shall consist of the chair and two
appointed by the board of county commissioners for a three-year term. The two members
appointed by the county commission shall be residents of the county. The
by the presiding circuit judge need not be a resident of the county. The members of the board of
mental illness who are appointed by the board of county commissioners may be appointed to more
than one term but
may not serve more than two consecutive three-year terms. The state's attorney
for the county may not serve on the county board of mental illness. Each appointing authority shall
also appoint alternates.