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. To receive email updates from the commission, request here.
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
View the Commission’s 2021 Annual Report.
View the Commission’s 2022 Annual Report.
Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings:
Click here to view past Subcommittee meetings.
Crisis System Advisory Workgroup
Chair: Robin Rickard
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/fkx-coyq-uds
Or dial: (US) +1 641-732-2446 PIN: 643 207 958#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/fkx-coyq-uds?pin=7828198425934
Contact: Marianne Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance & Funding
Co-chairs: Dennis Schrader, Kathleen Birrane
Join by Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/zom-tsfy-mjs?hs=224
Join by Phone: (US) +1 629-888-1368 PIN: 817854084
Contact: Terri Smith, email@example.com
Public Safety & Judicial System
Co-chairs: Dr. Lynda Bonieskie & Senator Katie Fry Hester
Contact: Dr. Lynda Bonieskie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth & Families
Co-chairs: Dr. Randi Walters; Christian Miele
Youth & Families Subcommittee meetings will be held the second Monday of every other month.
Contact: Kristen Robb-McGrath, email@example.com
Page Updated 12/14/2022