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As required under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Act, 42 U.S.C. 10801 et seq., the purpose of the Council is to:

  • Advise DRWV staff and the Board of Directors on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating for the rights of individuals with mental illness in West Virginia.

  • Complete a section of the annual PAIMI program performance report that describes the activities of the Council and its assessment of the operation and quality of services of the PAIMI Program.

  • Work with the Board of Directors and the PAIMI program staff members jointly to develop the annual statement of objectives and priorities for the PAIMI program of DRWV.

  • Educate the public about DRWV’s purpose, priorities and activities.

If you are interested in becoming a member of DRWV’s PAIMI Advisory Council, please fill out the application below and send it to Disability Rights of West Virginia by:



5088 Washington St. W,

Suite 300

Charleston, WV  25313
Fax: (304) 346-0867

PAIMI Advisory Council Application (PDF Format)

PAIMI Advisory Council Member Information Sheet (What to Expect as a Member)

PAIMI Advisory Council Application link

PAIMI Advisory Council Meeting Dates

Fiscal Year 2024 Meeting Dates:

December 7, 2023

March 7, 2024

June 6, 2024

September 5, 2024

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