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The Office of Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford

Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland

Lt. Governor Rutherford speaking at a podium

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:

Upper Eastern Shore Meeting
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College
1000 College Cir, Wye Mills, MD 21679
Campus Map

Past Commission Meetings:

Commission Kick-Off Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Maryland State House
Agenda | PowerPoint | Minutes

Baltimore Meeting
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 4:30PM
Morgan State University
Agenda | Minutes

Prince George’s County Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 5:00 PM
Prince George’s Community College
Agenda | Minutes

Greater Washington Meeting
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 4:30 PM
Montgomery College, Germantown Campus
Agenda | Minutes

Western Maryland Meeting
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 4:30 PM
Hagerstown Community College
Agenda **

 

Subcommittees:

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

Upcoming Meetings:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: TBA **

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Community Place, Conference Room A
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 9:30 AM
Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Lower conference room
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, HD#24, Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5:00 PM
Community Place, Conference Room B
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM
Community Place, Conference Room B
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032

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

Upcoming Meetings:

TBD **

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 12:00 PM
Conference Call

Monday, August 12, 2019 11:00 AM
Conference Call

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 3:00 PM
Conference Call

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00 PM
Conference Call

Public Safety & Judicial System
Chair: Dr. Randy Nero

Upcoming Meetings:

Friday, December 6, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Maryland Judicial Center, Room 128
187 Harry S. Truman Pkwy, 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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:00 AM
Maryland Judicial College Education and Conference Center
2011 D Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 10:00 AM
Maryland Judicial College Education and Conference Center
2011 D Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401

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

Upcoming Meetings:

TBA**

Past Meetings:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:00 AM
Conference Call

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

Friday, October 4, 2019, 9 AM
Conference Call

**Page Updated 11/20/2019