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NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services
 
 

History of the Commission

The Commission was established as part of the Executive Organization Act of 1973. That act is now set forth in North Carolina General Statute §143B-147.

The Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Act of 1985 extended the powers and duties of the Commission in North Carolina General Statute §122C-26.

Session Law 2001-437, House Bill 381, An Act to Phase in Implementation of Mental Health System Reform at the State and Local Level, commonly referred to as the Mental Health Reform Legislation, further amended the powers and duties of the Commission. Current versions of each statute referred to in the original legislation can be located via the General Statutes link on the North Carolina General Assembly's webpage.

Links to the statutes and Session  Law described above are provided below.

 

 

 


 

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