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Board General Information

The Board of Directors of Region Ten Community Services Board meets the second Monday of each month (typically with the exception of August). Call (434)970-1453 for details. Meetings are typically held in Room 502-A of the Administration building of Region Ten Community Services Board, 500 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville. Meetings are open to the public.

A 14-member board of citizens representing our service areas oversees all Region Ten services. The board is empowered to evaluate the need for community services, plan programs to meet these needs, and develop and operate services and facilities, or contract with other agencies to provide needed services.

Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. All board meetings are open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend.  Click here to go to BOARD MINUTES  page.

Board Purpose

Goals

The core of program services to be provided by the Region Ten Community Services Board shall include emergency services, outpatient and day-support services, residential services, prevention, early intervention, access to inpatient facilities and other appropriate mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse programs necessary to provide a comprehensive system of services.

The Region Ten Community Services Board shall operate its own programs or contract for services with other community agencies through an executive staff responsible to the Community Services Board for the provision of the services, utilizing policies and procedures approved by the Board.

The Region Ten Community Services Board in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth as expressed in the Statutes of Virginia shall:

Review and evaluate all existing and proposed public community mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services and facilities available to serve the community and such private services and facilities as receive funds through the board and advise the appropriate local governments as to its findings.

Submit to the governing bodies of each political subdivision, of which it is an agency, a program of community mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services and facilities for its approval.

Within amounts appropriated therefor, execute such programs and maintain such services as may be authorized under such appropriations.

In accordance with its approved program, enter into contracts for rendition or operation of services or facilities.

Make rules or regulations concerning the rendition or operation of services and facilities under its direction or supervision, subject to applicable standards or regulations promulgated by the State Board.

Appoint an executive director of community mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services, according to minimum qualifications as may be established by the Department, and prescribe his/her duties. The compensation of such director shall be fixed by the board within the amounts made available by appropriation therefore.

Prescribe a reasonable schedule of fees for services provided by personnel or facilities under the jurisdiction or supervision of the board and collection of the same. All fees collected shall be included in the program submitted to the local governing bodies and in the budget submitted to the local governing bodies pursuant to ?37.1-198 of the Code of Virginia and shall be used only for community mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse purposes. Every board shall institute a reimbursement system to maximize the collection of fees from persons receiving services under the jurisdiction or supervision of the board consistent with the provisions of ?37.1-202.1 of the Code of Virginia and from responsible third-party payors.

Accept or refuse gifts, donations, bequests or grants of money or property from any source and utilize the same as authorized by the governing bodies of the political subdivisions of which it is an agency.

Seek and accept funds through federal grants. In accepting such grants the board shall not bind the governing bodies of the political subdivisions of which it is an agency to any expenditures or conditions of acceptance without the prior approval of such governing bodies.

Have authority, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, to disburse funds appropriated to it in accordance with such regulations as may be established by the governing bodies of the political subdivisions of which the board is an agency.

Apply for and accept loans as authorized by the governing bodies of the political subdivisions of which it is an agency. This provision is not intended to affect the validity of loans so authorized and accepted prior to July 1, 1984.

Develop annual written agreements consistent with policies and procedures established by the State Board, with local school divisions; health departments; boards of social services; housing agencies, where they exist; courts; sheriffs; area agencies on aging and regional Department of Rehabilitative Services offices. The agreements shall specify what services will be provided to clients. All participating agencies shall develop and implement the agreements and shall review the agreements annually.

Operations

Be governed by clear personnel and operational policies and procedures designed to facilitate the provision of services, and shall meet the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations.

Recognize the unique abilities and contributions of individual staff members towards the mission of the Community Services Board.

Recognize the needs of staff for adequate compensation, conductive working conditions, opportunities for advancement, and commendation for outstanding performance.

Provide mechanisms for orientation and the continuing education of members of the Community Service Board and its advisory boards in their roles and responsibilities, and the services provided.

Provide adequate information to Community Services Board and advisory committee members so that they may perform their role in relating to the needs of the citizens of their county or city to the governing body.

Legal Authority

The Region Ten Community Services Board was established in 1969 by the Charlottesville City Council and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors through a joint exercise of powers authorized under Chapter 10 of Title 37.1 of the Code of Virginia.

The Board is empowered to evaluate the need for community services, plan programs to meet these needs and to develop and operate services and facilities, or contract with other agencies to provide needed services.