Kent County Boards and Committees

Kent County Behavioral Health Council:

Tressa Ball 07/01/15 Dr. Leland Spencer 07/01/16
Susan Collins 06/30/17 Linda Wilson, Chairman 07/01/16
Sheriff John F. Price 07/01/14 Scott Burleson 07/01/14
Chief Steve Moore 07/01/14 Inez Thompson 07/01/16
Linda Webb 07/01/15 Nora Becker 07/01/16
Andrew Pons 07/01/15 Rebecca Taylor 07/01/13
Rebecca Lepter 07/01/15 Judge John Nunn 07/01/13
Charlie Mench 07/01/15 Heather Stanley 07/01/13
Stefan Skipp 07/01/15 Robert H. Strong 07/01/14
Dr. Laura Cochran 07/01/13 Holly Ireland 07/01/16
Ernest Crofoot 06/30/14 William Clark 07/01/13
Judge Paul Bowman 07/01/16 Nancy Fauntleroy 07/01/16
Nancy Connolly 06/30/16  
Date indicates expiration of term.

2004 General Assembly - Health Article, Subtitle 10, Section 8 - 1001

(A) Each county shall have a local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council.

(B) On application from a county, the Governor or the Governor’s designee may designate a county Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Substance Abuse Advisory Council, or other agency or organization as the local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council for that county.

(C) Except as provided in subsection (B) of this section, a local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council shall consist of the following individuals:

(1) The Health Officer of the local Health Department, or the Health Officer’s designee;

(2) The Director of the local Department of Social Services, or the Director’s designee;

(3) The Regional Director of the Department of Juvenile Services, or the Director’s designee;

(4) The Regional Director of the Division of Parole and Probation, or the Director’s designee;

(5) The State’s Attorney for the county, or the State’s Attorney’s designee;

(6) The District Public Defender or the district in which the county is located, or the District Public Defender’s designee;

(7) The Chief of the County Police Department, if the county has a police force or the Sheriff, if the county does not have a police force, or that individual’s designee;

(8) The President of the local Board of Education, or the President’s designee;

(9) A representative of the County Executive, or the County Commissioners or County Council in counties with no County Executive, as appropriate;

(10) For charter counties and in Baltimore City, a representative of the County Council or the City Council in Baltimore City, appointed by the Chairperson or President of the County Council or City Council;

(11) The County Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court for the county, or the Judge’s designee;

(12) The Administrative Judge of the District Court for that district, or the Judge’s designee; and

(13) The following individuals appointed by the County Executive, the Mayor of Baltimore City, or the County Commissioners or County Council in counties with no County Executive, as appropriate:

(I) At least one recipient of addictions treatment services;

(II) Two substance abuse providers, at least one of whom has experience with services to individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders;

(III) At least one substance abuse prevention provider;

(IV) At least one individual who is knowledgeable and active on substance abuse issues that affect the county;

(V) The Superintendent, Warden, or Director of the local Correctional facility located in the county or in Baltimore City, the Warden of the Baltimore City Detention Center; and

(VI) At least one other individual who is knowledgeable about treatment of substance abuse in the county, including members of civic organizations, the chamber of commerce, health care professional organizations, or the clergy.

(D) (1) The term of a member appointed under subsection (c)(11) of this section is 4 years.

(2) The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Council on July 1, 2004.

(3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

(4) A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

 

(E) The local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council shall:

(1) Determine its own governing structure, including issues relating to appointment of a member to serve as chairman;

(2) Develop and submit a plan to the Administration as required in this section;

(3) Submit a summary report to the Governor or the Governor’s designee on or before December 1, 2004, on its membership, organization, rules, progress in developing a plan, and compliance with this section;

(4) (I) On July 1, 2005, and every 2 years thereafter, submit a local plan as described in subsection (F) of this section to the Governor, or the Governor’s designee; and

(II) Report every 6 months to the Administration on its progress in implementing the plan.

 

(F) A local plan shall:

(1) Include the plans, strategies, and priorities of the county for meeting the identified needs of the general public and the criminal justice system for alcohol and drug abuse evaluation, prevention, and treatment services;

(2) Include a survey of all Federal, State, Local and Private funds used in the county for alcohol and drug abuse evaluation, prevention, and treatment; and

(3) Be in a format as prescribed by the administration.

(G) A county or unit of a county applying for funds from a State unit for any alcohol or drug abuse evaluation, prevention, or treatment services within that county shall submit that application to the local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council for its consideration.

(H) (1) The local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council may recommend to any Federal or State unit or private foundation that an application for any funds for drug or alcohol abuse evaluation, prevention, or treatment services in the county be approved.

(2) (I) A local Drug and Alcohol Abuse council shall consider whether the grant application is consistent with the local plan and the strategies and priorities set out in the local plan.

(II) A recommendation by a local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council may include any additional information the Council considers useful to the governmental unit or private foundation in its consideration of the application.

(I) (1) The administration may provide each local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council with any necessary technical assistance.

(2) The administration shall provide any funds available from the Maryland Substance Abuse Fund or other sources for operation of a local council on submission of a request for funds and approval of a budget in accordance with administration regulations.

(J) The planning, reporting, and reviewing requirements for a local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council under this section do not apply unless appropriate state funding for fulfilling the requirements has been provided.

Section 3. And be it further enacted, That the terms of the initial members of a local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council appointed under § 8-1001(c)(11) of the Health - General Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland shall expire as follows:

(1) One member 2005;

(2) One member 2006;

(3) One member 2007; and

(4) The remaining members in 2008.

Section 4. And be it further enacted, That the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shall provide to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2-1246 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly, a report on the implementation and status of this Act, including any costs or savings to the State as a result of the implementation of this Act, on or before December 31, 2005.

Section 5. And be it further enacted, That, unless an appropriation of at least $3,000,000 is dedicated in the fiscal year 2005 State budget as enacted by the General Assembly to specifically carry out the provisions of this Act, this Act, with no further action required by the General Assembly, shall be null and void and of no force and effect.

Section 6. And be it further enacted, That, subject to the provisions of Section 5 of this Act, Section 2 of this Act shall take effect July 1, 2004.

Section 7. And be it further enacted, That, subject to the provisions of Section 5 of this Act and except as provided in Section 6 of this Act, this Act shall take effect October 1, 2004.