Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Advisory Committee for Mental Health Services
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee, which was established by House Bill 740, is made up of sixteen members who represent various aspects of the deaf and hard of hearing community. At least eight members of the committee are deaf or hard of hearing, and the remaining members represent various state agencies, family members and interpreters.
This committee is committed to performing its duty to advise the department of the need for particular services for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing. In accordance with KRS 210.031 (see Related Links), the Advisory Committee prepares a biennial report which:
- Describes the mental health, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and substance use services, as well as other accommodations made accessible to persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.
- Reports the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons served.
- Identifies additional service needs for the deaf and hard of hearing.
- Identifies a plan to address unmet service needs and long-term goals.
The current Biennial Report is available in Related Links or upon request from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services office.