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 

Jennifer Gorman, Chair
Basil Scott, Vice-Chair
Vendella Collins
Norman DeLisle, Jr.
Dr. Robert  Lagrou
Elizabeth O'Dell
Price Pullins
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:

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services-Office of Recipient Rights
320 S. Walnut St., Garden Level
Lansing, MI 48933
Fax:  517-335-0135

2019 Schedule

All meetings will be held in the Lewis Cass Building, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, 3rd Floor Conference Room (unless specified to another location).

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, January 10, 2019
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, March 12, 2019
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, May 9, 2019
July 11, 2019
September 12, 2019
November 14, 2019

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

2018 Schedule

All meetings will be held in the Lewis Cass Building, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, 3rd Floor Conference Room (unless specified to another location).

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, January 11, 2018
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, March 8, 2018
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, May 10, 2018
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, July 12, 2018
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, September 20, 2018

November 8, 2018

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

2017 Schedule

All meetings will be held in the Lewis Cass Building, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, 3rd Floor Conference Room (unless specified to another location).

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, January 12, 2017
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, March 9, 2017
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, May 11, 2017
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, September 14, 2017
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, November 9, 2017

2016 Meeting Minutes

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, January 14, 2016
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, March 10, 2016
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, May 12, 2016
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, July 14, 2016
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, September 9, 2016
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, November 10, 2016

2015 Meeting Minutes

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, January 8, 2015 
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, March 12, 2015
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, May 14, 2015
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, July 9, 2015
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, September 10, 2015
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, November 12, 2015



For additional information, please contact MDHHS Office of Recipient Rights at (517) 373-2319.