Paula C. Hollinger, Co-Chair (chosen by Governor)
Dan K. Morhaim, Co-Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor: Pamela J. Blackwell; Vicki L. Bodison, Ph.D.; Harold C. Cohen, Ph.D.; Kathryn T. Coleman; Jaswinder K. Ghuman, M.D.; Linda S. Grossman, M.D.; Larry L. Lorton, Ph.D.; Ladys C. Lux; Leslie S. Margolis, Esq.; Patricia H. Michel; B. Pauline Prince, Ph..D.; Mark A. Riddle, M.D.; Sidney B. Seidman, M.D.; Jane R. Snider, Ed.D.; Kenneth Tellerman, M.D.; Eileen C. Wagner; Charles R. Wainwright; Gwnedolyn Willis-Darpoh, Ph.D.

Appointed by Senate President: Paula C. Hollinger

Appointed by House Speaker: Dan K. Morhaim

Appointed by State Board of Physician Quality Assurance: Susan T. Strahan, M.D.

Appointed by State Board of Examiners of Psychologists: Milton Shore, Ph.D.

Ex officio: Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools; Bonnie A. Kirkland, Esq., Special Secretary for Children, Youth, & Families..

Contact: Donna M. Behrens, R.N.

c/o Office for Children, Youth, & Families
301 West Preston St., Suite 1502
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-4269

Annual Reports to Governor & General Assembly due July 1, 2001, July 1, 2002, & June 30, 2003.

The Advisory Council on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was created in July 2000 (Chapter 84, Acts of 2000). The Council will review current literature and research on the disorder, and may conduct surveys to determine its prevalence and related treatments and policies. Guidelines for the optimal diagnosis and treatment of the disorder will be designed and implemented by all local school systems with Council assistance. It will investigate the relation between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities and differences, and develop and distribute educational programs and materials for parents, educators, child care providers, and physicians.

The Council is to assist the Governor and State agencies in implementing recommendations of the Task Force to Study Uses of Methylphenidate and Other Drugs on School Children. Those recommendations, contained in the Task Force report of March 1999, call for communication between physicians, educators, and parents; training for primary care providers, families, educators, and school health personnel; support for families, and for research and evaluation; and investigation of third-party reimbursement issues on diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Within each school system, the Task Force also recommended the presence of a mental health expert knowledgeable about the disorder, and smaller class sizes for children afflicted with the disorder.

Authorization for the Council expires July 1, 2003.

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