Start: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 10:00 am
Public Notices

Behavioral Health Planning Council 
Regularly Scheduled Business Meeting

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. CT
Job Service ND Office - Dakota Room
1601 East Century, Bismarck, ND

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10:00 AM
Welcome and Call to Order: Matthew McCleary, Vice Chairperson
Roll Call of Council Members via Electronic Sign-in/Quorum Established
Meeting Minutes Review and Approval-April 10, 2024 
Agenda Approval /Reminder of Mission & Goals

10:10 AM
BHPC Updates – 
•    Membership: Tami Conrad, Behavioral Health Administrator/DHHS
•    Election Nominations/Voting Process: Janell Regimbal/Facilitator

10:20 AM
Summary Report of ND Behavioral Health Strategic Plan and Future Activities, Bevin Croft, Human Services Research Institute
•    Updates on the Strategic Plan    

10:50 AM
BHPC Policy and Procedure Handbook Initial Review for Feedback, Janell Regimbal/BHPC facilitator

11:20 AM
State Hospital Building & Operations Update, Aaron Olson/Superintendent of State Hospital

11:50 AM

1:00 PM
School Based Medicaid & Behavioral Health Services, Mandy Dendy/Medical Services Division/DHHS

1:35 PM
DHHS Behavioral Health Division (45 minutes)
•    NDPMHCA: School Consortium Update, Lyndsi Engstrom, Chief Operations Officer/Central Regional Education Association
•    Overview of SUPTRS Prevention Efforts and MHBG Prevention Requirements: Laura Anderson, Policy Director/NDDHHS
Others (10 minutes)
•    Consumer Family Network Update with Q&A: Matthew McCleary, Deputy Director/ Mental Health America of North Dakota

2:30 PM

2:40 PM
DHHS FY26-27 Budget Overview & Needs, Pamela Sagness, Executive Director/Behavioral Health NDDHHS

3:10 PM
IMD Waiver Interim Activities Update, Carlotta McCleary, Executive Director/ND Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 

3:40 PM
Public Comments

3:45 PM
Lightning Round Sharing- members share organizational updates, intersecting committee updates, upcoming events, and programming resource information with one another

3:55 PM
Next Steps/Next Meeting Scheduled. All meetings will be held onsite at the Job Service ND Office – Dakota Room; 1601 East Century; Bismarck, ND, and online via videoconference link.
•    October 16, 2024 (Annual Meeting)
•    December 11, 2024

4:00 PM

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in the meeting or who would like more information about the North Dakota Behavioral Health Planning Council can contact Julie Huwe at North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division at 701-328-8920, 711 (TTY) or

Date Posted:  March 4, 2024
Date Revised: June 28, 2024 (agenda added)