Duties. The Commission shall:
1. Establish policies to ensure adequate development and administration of services for the mentally ill and mentally retarded and persons with related conditions, including services to prevent mental illness and mental retardation and related conditions, and services provided without admission to a facility or institution;
2. Set policies for the care and treatment of mentally ill and mentally retarded persons and persons with related conditions provided by all state agencies;
3. Review the programs and finances of the Division; and
4. Report at the beginning of each year to the Governor and at the beginning of each odd-numbered year to the Legislature on the quality of the care and treatment provided for mentally ill and mentally retarded persons and persons with related conditions in this state and on any progress made toward improving the quality of that care and treatment.
Last modified: February 27, 2006