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HF 1492

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/20/2012 05:52pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 04/14/2011
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/15/2012

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to mental health; adding a member to the State Advisory Council on
Mental Health; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 245.697, subdivision


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 245.697, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


(a) A State Advisory Council on Mental Health is created.
The council must have deleted text begin30deleted text endnew text begin 31new text end members appointed by the governor in accordance with
federal requirements. In making the appointments, the governor shall consider appropriate
representation of communities of color. The council must be composed of:

(1) the assistant commissioner of mental health for the department of human services;

(2) a representative of the Department of Human Services responsible for the
medical assistance program;

(3) one member of each of the deleted text beginfourdeleted text endnew text begin fivenew text end core mental health professional disciplines
(psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursingnew text begin, and marriage and family therapynew text end);

(4) one representative from each of the following advocacy groups: Mental Health
Association of Minnesota, NAMI-MN, Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network of
Minnesota, and Minnesota Disability Law Center;

(5) providers of mental health services;

(6) consumers of mental health services;

(7) family members of persons with mental illnesses;

(8) legislators;

(9) social service agency directors;

(10) county commissioners; and

(11) other members reflecting a broad range of community interests, including
family physicians, or members as the United States Secretary of Health and Human
Services may prescribe by regulation or as may be selected by the governor.

(b) The council shall select a chair. Terms, compensation, and removal of members
and filling of vacancies are governed by section 15.059. Notwithstanding provisions
of section 15.059, the council and its subcommittee on children's mental health do not
expire. The commissioner of human services shall provide staff support and supplies
to the council.