constitution of authority
In Exercise Of The Of The Powers Conferred Under Section 45 And In Pursuance Of The Provisions Contained Under Sub-Section (1) And (2) Of Section 46 Of Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, The Governor Of Tamil Nadu, Constitute An Authority Called Tamil Nadu State Mental Health Authority And It Consists Of Chairperson And Members, As Follows:
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1 Principal Secretary To Government In The Department Of Health State Government Members
2 joint secretary in the department of health of state in charge of mental health
3 director of medical education
4 join secretary to government, social welfare & Nutritious meal programme department
5 director of mental and rural health services
6 mission director,national health mission/state health society
7 state commissioner for welfare of differently abeld person
8 managing director, tamilnadu woman development corporation
9 state nodal officer, district mental health programme
10 director, institute of mental health
11 Head Of The Department, Dept. Of Psychiatry, Government Medical Collage in Chennai
12 One eminent Psychiatrist from the State not in Government Service
13 One mental health professional as defined in item (iii) of clause (r) of sub-section (i) of section 2 of the Act having at least fifteen years experience in the field
14 One Psychiatric social worker having at least fifteen years experience in the field
15 One Clinical Psychologist having at least fifteen years experience in the field
16 One Mental Health Nurse having at least fifteen years experience in the field of mental health
17 Two persons who have or have had mental illness
18 Two persons representing care givers of persons with mental illness or organizations representing care-givers
19 Two persons representing non-governmental organizations which provide services to persons with mental illness

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