Types of Local Public Health Agencies: Consolidated Human Services Agencies
This page includes questions and answers about consolidated human services agencies in North Carolina.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE CHANGES FROM THE 2012 LEGISLATIVE SESSION. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE THE "LEGISLATIVE UPDATES" PAGE.
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- What is a consolidated human services agency (CHSA)?
- Are there any consolidated human services agencies in North Carolina?
- How is a CHSA formed?
- May several counties join together to form a multi-county CHSA?
- What happens to the local boards of health, social services, and mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services when a CHSA is formed?
- Who serves on a consolidated human services board?
- Are there term limits for consolidated human services board members?
- May a consolidated human services board member be removed from office before his or her term is up?
- What are the powers and duties of a consolidated human services board?
- May a board of county commissioners abolish the consolidated human services board and assume its powers and duties?
- Must a CHSA be accredited by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Board?
- Must a CHSA take on all three functions specified in the law (public health, social services, and mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services), or is it possible to create a CHSA that consolidates only two of the functions?
- Who hires and fires the employees of a CHSA?
- What are the powers and duties of a consolidated human services director?
- Must a consolidated human services director have the same training, education, or experience as other local health directors?
- Which personnel policies apply to a CHSA?
- May a county dissolve a consolidated human services agency and create or join a different form of local public health agency?