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Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland

In January 2019, Lt. Governor Rutherford announced Executive Order 01.01.2019.06, signed by Governor Hogan, establishing the Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland. The commission, which will be chaired by Lt. Governor Rutherford, has been tasked with studying mental health in Maryland, including access to mental health services and the link between mental health issues and substance use disorders.  The commission includes representatives from each branch of state government, representatives from the state departments of Health, Public Safety and Correctional Services, and Human Services, as well as the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Insurance Administration, the Opioid Operational Command Center, and six members of the public with experience related to mental health.

Click here to view the full list of commission members. Click here to view the Commission’s Interim Report. To receive email updates from the commission, request here.

Check back for more information on the Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, including upcoming meetings and the progress of the commission.

Upcoming Commission Meetings:

Western Maryland Meeting
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: TBD **

Past Commission Meetings:

Commission Kick-Off Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Maryland State House
100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
Agenda | PowerPoint | Minutes

Baltimore Meeting
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
5201 Perring Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21214
Agenda | Minutes

Prince George’s County Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774
Agenda | Minutes

Greater Washington Meeting
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Montgomery College, Germantown Campus
Agenda **



Crisis Services
Co-chairs: Delegate Robbyn Lewis; Steve Schuh

Upcoming Meetings: TBA**

Past Meetings:
Thursday, May 16th, 2019, 9:00 AM
Maryland Dept. of Health, Conference Room L-4
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Friday, May 24th, 2019, 9:00 AM
Community Place, Conference Room B
100 Community Place, Crownsville MD 21032

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:30 AM
Community Place, Conference Room B
100 Community Place, Crownsville MD 21032

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Winchester Hall, 2nd Floor
12 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701

Finance & Funding
Co-chairs: Al Redmer; Dennis Schrader

Upcoming Meetings:

Monday August 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Conference Call
Phone: 304-503-4770
PIN: 813 175 909#

Past Meetings:

Tuesday, May 28, 12:00 PM
Conference Call

Monday, June 17, 4:00 PM
Conference Call

Monday, July 15, 12:00 PM
Conference Call

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Conference Call

Public Safety & Judicial System
Chair: Dr. Randy Nero

Upcoming Meetings:
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Maryland Judicial College Education and Conference Center, Upper Level Conference Room 1
2011 D Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401

Past Meetings:
Monday, July 1, 2019, 9:30 AM
Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barracks
6800 Aviation Boulevard Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Youth & Families 
Co-chairs: Dr. Randi Walters; Christian Miele

Upcoming Meetings:
Monday, August 12, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Maryland Dept. of Transportation
7201 Corporate Center Dr, Hanover, MD

Past Meetings:
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Conference Call

**Page Updated 8/9/2019