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(a) There is established in the Department of Health and Social Services the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, consisting of 17 members, as follows:
(1) two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate, one of whom shall be a member of the majority and one of whom shall be a member of the minority;
(2) two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be a member of the majority and one of whom shall be a member of the minority;
(3) 13 members appointed by the governor, as follows:
(A) two persons who are employed in the executive branch of state government, one of whom shall represent the Department of Health and Social Services and one of whom shall represent the Department of Education and Early Development;
(B) one member of the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse;
(C) one member of the Alaska Mental Health Board;
(D) one person recommended by the Alaska Federation of Natives, Inc.;
(E) one person who is an employee of a secondary school;
(F) one person who is active in a youth organization;
(G) one person who has experienced the death by suicide of a member of the person's family;
(H) one person who resides in a rural community in the state that is not connected by road or the Alaska marine highway to the main road system of the state;
(I) one person who is a member of the clergy;
(J) one person who, when appointed, is at least 16 years of age but not more than 24 years of age;
(K) one person who is discharged from, retired from, or engaged in active duty military service in the armed forces of the United States, including the United States Coast Guard, the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, or a reserve unit of the armed forces of the United States, or who is a mental health provider, social worker, or other person actively providing a health care service to discharged, retired, or active military personnel; and
(L) one public member.
(b) Members of the council appointed under (a)(1) and (2) of this section are nonvoting members.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alaska Statutes Title 44. State Government § 44.29.300. Council established - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/title-44-state-government/ak-st-sect-44-29-300/
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