AltaPointe Health Systems is governed by a board of directors as designated by Alabama Act 310, which became law in 1967. The region served by the AltaPointe board includes Mobile, Baldwin and Washington counties in southwest Alabama. The board comprises 12 voting members appointed by the elected governing officials of the City of Mobile, Mobile County, Washington County, and Baldwin County. AltaPointe’s board also includes eight advisory members. The board is responsible for planning, coordinating and developing the mental health service system for the region. It also provides consultation regarding program development and funding, coordination of regional programs, delivery of region-wide services and a consolidated budgeting process. The board is authorized to receive state, local and other monies for the operation of the services and programs designated under Act 310.