(1) The governing body of each county or combination of counties in a mental health administrative area, as designated by the Department of Human Services shall appoint a local alcoholism planning committee or shall designate an already existing body to act as the local alcoholism planning committee.
(2) The committee shall identify needs and establish priorities for alcoholism services. In doing so, it shall coordinate its activities with existing community mental health planning bodies.
(3) Members of the committee shall be representative of the geographic area and shall be persons with interest or experience in developing programs dealing with alcohol problems. The membership of the committee shall include a number of minority members which reasonably reflects the proportion of the need for alcoholism treatment and rehabilitation services of minorities in the community. [1977 c.856 §3; 2001 c.899 §3]
Note: See note under 430.338 (Purposes of laws related to alcoholism).