Anniston, Alabama - USA (Calhoun County)
Early in 1967, the Alabama Legislature passed a bill, which was signed, into law known as Act 310. This landmark legislation established for the first time Regional Mental Health Boards or Authorities to govern the planning and operation of all mental health programs; including, but not limited to, mental illness, developmentally disabled, substance abuse and epilepsy. These authorities, better known as 310 Boards, were designed to be comprehensive planning bodies charged with the responsibility to insure that quality programs were developed to meet existing needs in designated “catchment areas”. The area for which this Board serves is Calhoun and Cleburne Counties.