In addition to such other duties as may be lawfully imposed, the executive director of a board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services shall:
(A) Serve as executive officer of the board and subject to the prior approval of the board for each contract, execute contracts on its behalf;
(B) Supervise services and facilities provided, operated, contracted, or supported by the board to the extent of determining that services and facilities are being administered in conformity with this chapter and rules of the director of mental health and addiction services;
(C) Provide consultation to community addiction and mental health services providers providing services supported by the board;
(D) Recommend to the board the changes necessary to increase the effectiveness of addiction and mental health services and other matters necessary or desirable to carry out this chapter;
(E) Employ and remove from office such employees and consultants in the classified civil service and, subject to the approval of the board, employ and remove from office such other employees and consultants as may be necessary for the work of the board, and fix their compensation and reimbursement within the limits set by the salary schedule and the budget approved by the board;
(F) Encourage the development and expansion of preventive, treatment, rehabilitative, and consultative services in the field of addiction and mental health services with emphasis on continuity of care;
(G) Prepare for board approval an annual report of the services and facilities under the jurisdiction of the board, including a fiscal accounting of all services;
(H) Conduct such studies as may be necessary and practicable for the promotion of mental health, promotion of addiction services, and the prevention of mental illness, emotional disorders, and addiction;
(I) Authorize the county auditor, or in a joint-county district the county auditor designated as the auditor for the district, to issue warrants for the payment of board obligations approved by the board, provided that all payments from funds distributed to the board by the department of mental health and addiction services are in accordance with the budget submitted pursuant to section 340.08 of the Revised Code, as approved by the department of mental health and addiction services.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 10-10-1989
Note: The amendment to this section by 129th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 5, §1 was rejected by voters in the November, 2011 election.