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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number183
Original Establishment Date7/10/1992Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/advisory-council...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*unlimited
Current Charter Date6/15/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Committee Management Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter6/15/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixCAPT
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Carlos
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameR.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Castillo
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixM.S.W.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 290aa-1Designated Federal Officer Phone*(240) 276-2787
Effective Date Of Authority*7/10/1992Designated Federal Officer Fax*n/a
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*carlos.castillo@samhsa.hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Advisory Council (NAC) accomplishes its purpose through advising, consulting with and making recommendations to the Secretary, Health and Human Services, and the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, (new title for the SAMHSA Administrator as of Dec 2016, according to the Cures Act), SAMHSA, concerning activities and policies related to the Agency’s programs and policies.
During this reporting period, two meetings were held, one virtual in July 2019 and one face-to-face/virtual meeting in September of 2019.
The July 2019 National Advisory Council meeting included an update on each of the centers; and a council discussion on the areas of Civil Commitment; the 1115 Waivers for Lifting the IMD Exclusion for SMI; the Methamphetamine and Opioids therapeutic approaches; and discussion on Marijuana.
The September 2019 meeting included discussion on the SUPPORT Act language on waivered providers; efforts suggested to increase the number of waivered providers actually prescribing buprenorphine once waivered; a discussion on 42 CFR Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; an update on Marijuana restriction/language in Notice of Grant Awards; a discussion on the Surgeon General’s Advisory on Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain; and discussion on emerging issues. SAMHSA NAC continues to accomplish its purpose conducting these meetings. These meetings were open to the public and an opportunity for public discussion was made available. The recommendations and issues deliberated by the council are considered by the chair for future possible recommendations to the Secretary.
How is membership balanced?*The membership of the SAMHSA NAC, as provided for in law, consists of 12 voting members appointed by the Secretary. Nine of the members are leaders in health disciplines (including public health and behavioral and social sciences) relevant to the substance abuse and mental health activities of the agency. Three of the members are from the general public (i.e., leaders in the fields of public policy, public relations, law, health policy economics or management). The SAMHSA NAC also has nonvoting ex-officio members - the HHS Secretary; the Chief Medical Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Directors of NIAAA, NIDA and NIMH, and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. Appointments are made by paying close attention to experience and expertise as well as equitable gender representation, race/ethnicity representation, and geographic distribution. All Council members participate fully in policy and program development, each bringing their unique perspective.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Due to the Council's mandated function of providing guidance to the agency regarding programmatic policies and priorities, the Council met twice during this reporting period. The meetings are relevant to SAMHSA because they provide an opportunity for the Agency to secure the professional expertise necessary to accomplish its mission and maintain the public trust.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Council is composed of professional and public members who provide advice on all aspects of SAMHSA's activities related to substance abuse and mental health services. The direction, scope, balance and emphasis of the advice received from this group of experts cannot be obtained from SAMHSA staff or from other established sources, because the membership of the Council is constituted to meet specific requirements of the mandated mission of the SAMHSA NAC.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksNo Reports required for FY 2019.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentCouncil recommendations and suggestions may lead to savings over time. However, the savings may not be realized for years and are difficult to determine.Grants Review CommentThe SAMHSA NAC doesn't review grants.
Number Of Recommendations*55Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentBetween FY 1994 and FY 2019, the SAMHSA National Advisory Council produced 55 recommendations. Recommendations include advocacy for supported housing and employment; using evidence based programs that reduce recidivism in the criminal justice system; continued involvement with Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the interagency council to address barriers, such as employment and housing; integration of children's health services into schools and participation with the Education Department in its Promising Neighborhood program; further support of prevention programs; establishing school-based mental health services; and deliberations on a consensus definition of trauma. Although no formal recommendations in FY 2019, members encouraged SAMHSA to continue its current mission and work.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentDuring the life of the Council, approximately 75% of its recommendations were fully implemented by the agency, such as the development and implementation of search options that identify interventions developed and implemented primarily by or for a minority population within the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs (NREPP) database; changes in the SAMHSA program and principles priorities; an increase in the interaction between SAMHSA, the three National Institutes of Health advisory councils, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Justice with respect to substance abuse and mental health issues; the inclusion of individuals with dual diagnoses to be included in the ONDCP's strategic goals and objectives; the identification of a set of steps to reduce stigma and discrimination; the development of cultural competence standards and performance measures; the provision of targeted communications to SAMHSA's constituents and the public to promote the Agency's mission and its activities; a decision to address the needs of children in welfare reform measures; and an increase in collaboration between the pharmaceutical industry and primary care physicians regarding psychotropic drug prescriptions.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentDuring the life of the Council, approximately 25% of its recommendations were partially implemented, because of restrictions imposed by legislative/fiscal/programmatic concerns and/or superseding Agency priorities.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentStatus reports on actions by the Agency on matters that have come before the Council are provided at Council meetings. The Agency provides feedback to the members in the SAMHSA’s Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use report to the Council, which is presented at each meeting. The Agency ensures that complete meeting minutes are prepared and circulates them in draft to the members for clearance and for approval at the next official meeting. When the SAMHSA NAC votes to pass resolutions for the Secretary or the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA, it is SAMHSA’s policy to ensure responses to the Council are provided within a prescribed timeframe. Summaries of information may be mailed, e-mailed, telephoned or faxed to Council members. Communications from SAMHSA staff to SAMHSA NAC members include: issue papers, fact sheets, press releases, reports and other documents. SAMHSA NAC members also have access to senior management and technical experts, when needed.Narrative Description*SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. It operates on the principles that (1) behavioral health is essential to health; (2) prevention works; (3) treatment is effective; and (4) people recover. In FY 2019, SAMHSA's National Advisory Council members played a critical role in advising the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use on the Agency's six strategic initiatives, the importance of considering cultural perspectives in developing evidence based practices, and offered support to serve as spokespersons for SAMHSA's initiatives and programs.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$2,600.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$4,800.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$104,810.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$117,350.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$24,792.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$25,911.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$23,150.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$23,386.00
Total Costs$155,352.00Est. Total Next FY*$171,447.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.75Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.75
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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001906Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2017
 COM-002285Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2016
 COM-004005Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2015
 COM-004504Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2014
 COM-006191Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2013
 COM-006954Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2012
 COM-007962Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2011
 COM-008709Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2010
 COM-010327Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2009
 COM-011043Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2008
 COM-011908Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2007
 COM-012638Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2006
 COM-014059Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2005
 COM-014545Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2004
 COM-015698Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2003
 COM-016751Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2002
 COM-017644Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2001
 COM-018350Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2000
 COM-019569Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council1999
 COM-020425Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council1998
 COM-021615Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council1997
 COM-034890Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council2018