WHEREAS, Missourians should be free to live their lives and pursue their dreams beyond the limitation of mental illness; and
WHEREAS, access to effective mental health services should be provided in a coordinated and affordable manner;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby establish a committee to review the manner in which the Department of Mental Health purchases services for persons with mental health disorders and substance abuse problems. The committee will recommend to the Governor any changes that should be made in the Department of Mental Health purchasing systems, including whether the department should move to a competitive purchasing model, and if so,the time frame for initiating such change. The recommendations should be made in the context of state and national health care reform, and with the goal of providing effective services in a coordinated and affordable manner.
The committee shall be composed of the following nine members:
One member of the Mental Health Commission, appointed by the Governor.
One representative of the Office of Administration, appointed by the Governor.
The Governor or his designee.
Two members, appointed at large by the Governor, with one representing business and one a citizen-at-large,
Two members, appointed at large by the Governor, who are family members of consumers of mental health services, with one having an adult family member as a consumer and one having a child as a consumer of mental health services,
Two members, appointed at large by the Governor, who are Consumers of mental health services.
||IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 8th of June, 1994.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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