TDMHSAS Regional Planning and Policy Councils
These seven regional councils advise the TDMHSAS Planning and Policy Council on the three-year plan including the desirable array of prevention, early intervention, treatment and habilitation services and supports for service recipients and their families, and such other matters as the Commissioner or the TDMH Planning and Policy Council may request. They also provide information and advice to the department on policy, formulation of budget requests, and development and evaluation of services and supports.
These councils provide citizen participation in policy planning and represent service recipients and their families, service recipient advocates for children, adults and the elderly service providers, agencies and other affected persons and organizations. A majority of each council's membership is made up of current or former service recipients and their families.
To achieve inter-related communication and work among and between councils, the chairs of each regional council serves on the TDMHSAS Planning and Policy Council.
Persons interested in serving on any of the above listed councils should send their curriculum vitae to: Vicki.Pillow@tn.gov