Health brief for July 27th-August 2nd

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Two seats open on mental health board

The Beaufort County Legislative Delegation is now receiving applications to fill two vacant seats on the Coastal Empire Mental Health Board. 

The purpose of this board is to administer the Coastal Empire Community Mental Health Center in a manner such that the services provided will assist citizens with serious mental illnesses and serious emotional disturbances to improve the quality of their lives.

Board members must be:

• Representatives of local health departments, medical societies, county welfare boards, hospital boards and lay associations concerned with mental health as well as labor, business, civic groups and the general public. 

• One member of the board must be a medical doctor licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina. 

The delegation will also consider consumer and family representation, including parents of emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, when recommending and appointing members to the board. 

The board meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every other month.

Qualified citizens who are willing to serve should contact delegation liaison Cindy Maxey at 843-255-2260 or at for an application.  

All applications must be submitted by Friday, Aug. 11, to be considered.