Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council
Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice
63M-7-301
0 times per year
4 years
Per Diem And Expenses
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Active
Emerson, Mary Lou
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Amended 2019 General Session

(1)
(a) As used in this part, "council" means the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council created in this section.
(b) There is created within the governor's office the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council.
(2) The council shall be comprised of the following voting members:
(a) the attorney general or the attorney general's designee;
(b) an elected county official appointed by the Utah Association of Counties;
(c) the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's designee;
(d) the director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health or the director's designee;
(e) the state superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee;
(f) the executive director of the Department of Health or the executive director's designee;
(g) the executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice or the executive director's designee;
(h) the executive director of the Department of Corrections or the executive director's designee;
(i) the director of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services or the director's designee;
(j) the director of the Division of Child and Family Services or the director's designee;
(k) the chair of the Board of Pardons and Parole or the chair's designee;
(l) the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs or the director's designee;
(m) the director of the Division of Indian Affairs or the director's designee;
(n) the state court administrator or the state court administrator's designee;
(o) a district court judge who presides over a drug court and who is appointed by the chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court;
(p) a district court judge who presides over a mental health court and who is appointed by the chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court;
(q) a juvenile court judge who presides over a drug court and who is appointed by the chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court;
(r) a prosecutor appointed by the Statewide Association of Prosecutors;
(s) the chair or co-chair of each committee established by the council;
(t) the chair or co-chair of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Coalition created under Subsection 62A-15-1101(2);
(u) a representative appointed by the Utah League of Cities and Towns to serve a four-year term;
(v) the following members appointed by the governor to serve four-year terms:
(i) one resident of the state who has been personally affected by a substance use or mental health disorder; and
(ii) one citizen representative; and
(w) in addition to the voting members described in Subsections (2)(a) through (v), the following voting members appointed by a majority of the members described in Subsections (2)(a) through (v) to serve four-year terms:
(i) one resident of the state who represents a statewide advocacy organization for recovery from substance use disorders;
(ii) one resident of the state who represents a statewide advocacy organization for recovery from mental illness;
(iii) one resident of the state who represents prevention professionals;
(iv) one resident of the state who represents treatment professionals;
(v) one resident of the state who represents the physical health care field;
(vi) one resident of the state who is a criminal defense attorney;
(vii) one resident of the state who is a military servicemember or military veteran under Section 53B-8-102;
(viii) one resident of the state who represents local law enforcement agencies; and
(ix) one representative of private service providers that serve youth with substance use disorders or mental health disorders.
(3) An individual other than an individual described in Subsection (2) may not be appointed as a voting member of the council.

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Positions
Board member Type Qualification Original Appointment Current Appointment Expiration
Anderson, Jess Ex-Officio 1(c) Commissioner of Public Safety 10/17/2018 10/17/2018 N/A
Becker, Daniel J. Ex-Officio 1(m) State Court Administrator 10/1/2003 10/01/2003 N/A
Borski, Heather Ex-Officio 1(f) Utah Department of Health 1/1/2008 01/01/2008 N/A
Buchi, Karen Member 4(e) Drug Endangered Children Committee, Chair 5/20/2008 05/20/2008 N/A
Cecchini, Dennis H. Member Resident Personally Affected by a Substance Use or Mental Health Disorder 7/1/2016 07/01/2016 6/30/2020
Cordova, Kim Ex-Officio 1(g) Executive Director, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice 1/4/2018 01/04/2018 N/A
Cortez, Santiago Member 4(e) Treatment Committee, Chair 7/27/2010 07/27/2010 N/A
Cox, Bill Ex-Officio 1(b) Utah Association of Counties 1/1/2005 01/01/2005 N/A
Fleming, Patrick J. Member 3(c) Citizen Representative 5/1/2018 05/01/2018 4/30/2022
Haddon, Mike Member Dept. of Corrections designee 10/17/2018 10/17/2018 N/A
Larsen, Verne Ex-Officio 1(e) designee of Superintendent of Public Instruction 11/1/2001 11/01/2001 N/A
Peterson, Brett M. Ex-Officio 1(j) Director, Division of Juvenile Justice Services 11/1/2018 11/01/2018 N/A
Povey, Craig Member 4(e) Prevention Committee, Chair N/A N/A
Reed, Scott W. Member 4(e) Chair, Justice Committee 11/1/2001 11/01/2001 N/A
Seghini, Joann B. Member 2(c) Utah League of Cities and Towns 7/1/2010 07/01/2014 6/30/2018
Silversmith, Shirlee Ex-Officio 1(l) Director, Division of Indian Affairs 8/1/2011 08/01/2011 N/A
Stohl, Lana Ex-Officio 1(d) Director, Division of Substance abuse and Mental Health 10/18/2010 10/18/2010 N/A