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H.644

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CONTINUATION OF THE MENTAL HEALTH OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  Sec. 141c(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The mental health oversight committee is created to oversee the development and implementation of the secretary of human services’ strategic plan to develop alternatives for services currently provided by the Vermont state hospital and to ensure that consumers have access to a comprehensive and adequate continuum of care and Vermont has a financially sustainable department of developmental and mental health services designated agency provider system.  The committee shall be composed of one member from each of the house committees on health and welfare human services, institutions, and appropriations and a member-at-large to be appointed by the speaker of the house, not all from the same party, and one member from each of the senate committees on health and welfare, institutions, and appropriations and one member-at-large to be appointed by the committee on committees, not all from the same party. Initial appointments shall be made upon passage.


Sec. 2.  Sec. 141a(j) of No. 122 of the Acts of the 2003 Adj. Sess. (2004) is amended to read:

(j)  For purposes of this section, the state hospital future planning advisory group shall cease to exist on July 1, 2006 2011

Sec. 3.  Sec. 141c(h) of No. 122 of the Acts of the 2003 Adj. Sess. (2004) is amended to read:  

(h)  The committee shall cease to exist on July 1, 2006 2011.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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