Board Information

FY2014-2015 Federal Mental Health Block Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service
Review issues and services for people with, or at risk of, mental disorders, substance abuse and substance use disorders, and development of a state plan.
Attached to the Department of Social Services
Twenty-seven members appointed by the Governor from various categories required by the federal grant.
Term of Appointment:
Initial terms of members shall be staggered at one, two, and three years, beginning April 1, 2013. Thereafter, full terms shall be three years. Those members may not serve more than two consecutive, full terms. Appointments to vacancies are only for the length of the unexpired terms.

Frequency of Meetings:
The Board meets at least four times per year.

Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:

Contact Info:
Department of Social Services | Division of Behavioral Health | 700 Governors Drive | Pierre, SD 57501 | 605.773.3165 | DSSBoards&

Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Advisory Council shall be to guide the Division of Behavioral Health with the planning, coordination and development of the state comprehensive behavioral health services plan. The Advisory Council shall advocate on behalf of persons served to ensure their highest attainable degree of independence, productivity, community integration and quality of services. The Advisory Council will also advise the Division of Behavioral Health on statewide treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation needs within the current behavioral health system.