Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Active dates:1987-1994; 1997-2005
Function: Advises and assists the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Mental Retardation in Minnesota.
Expires 30 June 1993 (1992 Minn. Stat. table 3); according to Executive Order 94-4, expires 30 June 1994. Executive Order 94-4 (23 June 1994, Arne Carlson) establishes the Governor's Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, with the same function and same number of members (see related agencies entry).
In 2005 the Office was renamed from the Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. See 2005 Laws of MN, Chapter 56, H.F.No. 487; an act relating to state government; changing terminology for mentally retarded, mental retardation, physically handicapped, and similar terms.
15 members (having knowledge of and interest in the health and human services system within the ombudsman's authority); appointed by the governor; 3-year terms (ambiguous); reimbursement for expenses.
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