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Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland

In January 2019, Lt. Governor Rutherford announced Executive Order 01.01.2019.02, 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.

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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:

Greater Washington Meeting
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Location: TBA*

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
CBEIS Atrium, Morgan State University
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 *



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

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

Upcoming Meetings:
Monday, June 17th, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Conference Call
Phone Number: ‎
‪+1 470-705-4363‬
PIN: ‪152 616 407#‬

Past Meetings:
Tuesday, May 28, 12:00 PM
Conference Call

Public Safety & Judicial System
Chair: Dr. Randy Nero

Upcoming Meetings:
Monday, July 1, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barracks
6800 Aviation Boulevard Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Past Meetings:

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

Upcoming Meetings: TBA*
Past Meetings:

*Page Updated 6/13/2019