Mental Health

ORS 430.221
Commission members

  • terms
  • subcommittees


As used in this section and ORS 430.223 (Comprehensive addiction, prevention, treatment and recovery plan):


“Participating state agency” means the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services, the Oregon Health Authority, the Department of Education, the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, the Oregon State Police, the Oregon Youth Authority or any other state agency that is approved by the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission to license, contract for, provide or coordinate alcohol or drug abuse prevention or treatment services.


“Provider” means any person that is licensed by the Oregon Health Authority to provide alcohol or drug abuse prevention or treatment services.


There is created the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission, which is charged with improving the effectiveness and efficiency of state and local alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment services.


The membership of the commission consists of:


No more than 17 members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation) and appointed, as the Governor deems practicable, to ensure representation from stakeholders directly impacted by the work of the commission, as follows:


At least 75 percent of the members appointed by the Governor must be representatives of the following public health and health care stakeholder groups:


County commissioners, managers and administrators;


Indian tribes;
(iii) The following providers of addiction prevention and recovery services:


Treatment providers employed by an outpatient addiction treatment program;


Directors of inpatient addiction treatment centers;
(III) Addiction treatment providers who are culturally competent to serve specific cultural or ethnic populations;


Certified prevention specialists;


Certified addiction counselors; and


Certified addiction recovery mentors;


Alcohol or drug treatment researchers or epidemiologists;


The health insurance industry or hospitals;


Consumers of addiction recovery services who are in recovery and the family members of consumers;
(vii) Experts in addiction medicine;
(viii) Entities that provide housing to individuals who are in recovery; and


Social service providers.


Up to 25 percent of the members appointed by the Governor shall be representatives of one or more of the following stakeholder groups:


District attorneys.


County sheriffs.
(iii) Chiefs of police.


Criminal defense attorneys.


County community corrections agencies.


Two members of the Legislative Assembly appointed to the commission as nonvoting members of the commission, acting in an advisory capacity only and including:


One member from among members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate; and


One member from among members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


A judge of a circuit court appointed to the commission as a nonvoting member by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.


The director of the behavioral health program of the Oregon Health Authority as a nonvoting member.


A representative of a coordinated care organization appointed to the commission as a nonvoting member by the Governor.


The Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such offices as the commission determines.


(a) A majority of the voting members of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.


If a member of the commission is absent for more than two consecutive scheduled meetings of the commission, the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission appointed under ORS 430.220 (Director) may recommend to the Governor that the member be replaced.


Official action of the commission requires the approval of a majority of a quorum.


The commission may establish a steering committee and subcommittees. These committees may be continuing or temporary. A person who is not a member of the commission may be appointed by the commission to serve on a subcommittee. The commission shall appoint subcommittee members to ensure representation from all stakeholders directly impacted by the work of the commission.


The term of office of each commission member appointed by the Governor is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.


The Oregon Health Authority shall provide staff support to the commission. Subject to available funding, the commission may contract with a public or private entity to provide staff support.


Members of the commission who are not members of the Legislative Assembly are entitled to compensation and expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duties in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Claims for compensation and expenses shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the Oregon Health Authority or funds appropriated to the commission for purposes of the commission. [Formerly 430.241]
Note: See note under 430.220 (Director).


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