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.
View the Commission’s Interim Report.
View the Commission’s 2019 Annual Report.
View the Commission’s 2020 Annual Report.
View Report from the 2020 State Summit on Behavioral Health and the Justice System
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:
July 2021 Meeting
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
The Commission welcomes verbal testimony from the public. If you are interested in providing verbal testimony to the commission during the meeting on July 13, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, July 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM.
To RSVP for Verbal Testimony:
Deadline: July 9, 2021; 5:00 PM
Please include your name, title, and organization
*NOTE: We reserve the right to summarize comments and/or exclude inappropriate submissions from being read during the meeting.
Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings:
Chair: Steve Schuh
Contact: Marianne Gibson, email@example.com
Crisis Services Subcommittee meetings will be held the first Wednesday of every other month.
Finance & Funding
Co-chairs: Dennis Schrader, Kathleen Birrane
Thursday, July 6, 2021 1-2 PM
Contact: Terri Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Safety & Judicial System
Co-chairs: Dr. Lynda Bonieskie & Senator Katie Fry Hester
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3 p.m.
Meeting ID: 884 5787 9398
Contact: Dr. Lynda Bonieskie, email@example.com
Youth & Families
Co-chairs: Dr. Randi Walters; Christian Miele
Monday, July 12, 2021 1-3 PM
Youth & Families Subcommittee meetings will be held the second Monday of every other month.
Contact: Kristen Robb-McGrath, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Connecting via internet using the link provided is encouraged.
**Page Updated 5/4/2021