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:
September 2021 Meeting
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Howard Community College
The Smith Theatre located in the Howard Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA Building)
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044
- Submission of written testimony to be included in the meeting materials
*NOTE: We reserve the right to summarize comments and/or exclude inappropriate submissions from being read during the meeting.
Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings:
Crisis System Advisory Workgroup
Chair: Robin Rickard
Tuesday, October 19 · 2:00 – 3:30pm
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/fkx-coyq-uds
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Finance & Funding
Co-chairs: Dennis Schrader, Kathleen Birrane
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1 – 2 p.m.
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Join by phone:
(US) +1 224-701-0077
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Public Safety & Judicial System
Co-chairs: Dr. Lynda Bonieskie & Senator Katie Fry Hester
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 3 PM
Meeting ID: 854 5776 8837
Contact: Dr. Lynda Bonieskie, email@example.com
Youth & Families
Co-chairs: Dr. Randi Walters; Christian Miele
Monday, September 13, 2021 1-3 PM
Youth & Families Subcommittee meetings will be held the second Monday of every other month.
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**Page Updated 7/14/2021