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MDHHS-ORR Recipient Rights Advisory Committee

MCL330.1756 State recipient rights advisory committee; appointment by director. 

(1) The director shall appoint a 12-member state recipient rights advisory committee. The membership of the committee shall be broadly based so as to best represent the varied perspectives of department staff, government officials, attorneys, community mental health services program staff, private providers, recipients, and recipient interest groups. At least 1/3 of the membership of the state recipient rights advisory committee shall be primary consumers or family members, and of that 1/3, at least 2 shall be primary consumers. In appointing members to the advisory committee, the director shall consider the recommendations of the director of the state office of recipient rights and individuals who are members of the recipient rights advisory committee. 

(2) The state recipient rights advisory committee shall do all of the following: 

(a) Meet at least quarterly, or more frequently as necessary, to carry out its responsibilities. 

(b) Maintain a current list of members' names to be made available to individuals upon request. 

(c) Maintain a current list of categories represented, to be made available to individuals upon request. 

(d) Protect the state office of recipient rights from pressures that could interfere with the impartial, even-handed, and thorough performance of its functions. 

(e) Recommend to the director of the department candidates for the position of director of the state office of recipient rights and consult with the director regarding any proposed dismissal of the director of the state office of recipient rights. 

(f) Serve in an advisory capacity to the director of the department and the director of the state office of recipient rights. 

(g) Review and provide comments on the report submitted by the state office of recipient rights to the department under section 754. 

(3) Meetings of the state recipient rights advisory committee are subject to the open meetings act, Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, being sections 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Minutes shall be maintained and made available to individuals upon request. 

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Members 
Elizabeth O'Dell, Chair
Robert Lagrou, DO, Vice Chair
Dianne Baker, J.D.
Tammy Banker
Dr. Yasmine Bouraoui
Chardae Burton
Melissa Callison
David Emmet-Huet
Margaret Stooksberry
Shaun Thompson

Application for Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Membership

Application for Recipient Rights Appeals Committee Membership

Recipient Rights Committee Membership applications for Advisory and Appeals Committees
can be returned to:

MDHHS
Recipient Rights, 5th floor
Attn: Raymie Postema, Director
PO Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909
Fax:  517-335-0135

All meetings will be held in the Grand Tower, Lansing MI 48933 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.  Meeting room location is to be determined

Dial in: 1-877-873-8018
Access Code: 5062210

2024 Schedule

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, January 10, 2024
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Proposed Meting Minutes, January 10, 2024
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, April 10, 2024
April 10, 2024
July 11, 2024
October 10, 2024

2023 Schedule

Please note: the July 13, 2023 Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at Sparrow Hospital, 1210 West Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI.
Phone Number to access meeting: 1-248-509-0316
Access Code: 9116221138

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, January 12, 2023
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, January 12, 2023
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, April 13, 2023
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, April 13, 2023
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, July 13, 2023
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, July 13, 2023
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Proposed Meeting Minutes, October 12, 2023

2022 Schedule

All meetings will be held in the Elliott-Larsen Building, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Lansing, MI 48933.

Dial in: 1-877-873-8018
Access Code: 5062210

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, January 13, 2022
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, January 13, 2022
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, April 14, 2022
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, April 14, 2022
July 14, 2022
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, October 20, 2022
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, October 20, 2022

2021 Minutes

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, January 14, 2021
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, January 14, 2021
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, March 11, 2021
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Proposed Meeting Minutes, March 11, 2021
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, May 13, 2021
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, July 8, 2021
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Proposed Meeting Minutes, July 8, 2021
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, October 14, 2021
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Proposed Meeting Minutes, October 14, 2021

2020 Minutes

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, January 9, 2020
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, March 12, 2020
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, July 9, 2020
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, September 10, 2020
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, November 12, 2020
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Proposed Meeting Minutes, November 12, 2020




For additional information, please contact MDHHS Office of Recipient Rights at (517) 241-2319.