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Legislation is currently being developed to establish a Behavioral Health Advisory Council effective July, 2015.

The SDAAC and Mental Health Advisory Councils initiated joint meetings in December, 2013 and will continue to meet until legislation is approved.

Applications for the Maryland Behavioral Health Advisory Council being accepted through July 31, 2015

State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council

The Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council was initially established by executive order in 2008, and codified into law on October 1, 2010, as part of a strategy to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and strategic approach to ensure efficient and effective use of state and local resources in order to deliver a full continuum of drug and alcohol abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for residents of the state, including the needs of individuals in the criminal justice system as well as those with co-occurring problems requiring specialized services.
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