Tuesday, March 30, 2010

People in recovery needed for the New York State Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

I got this email today, 03/30/10 from the OASAS Director of Governmental Affairs.


There are currently several consumer vacancies on the New York State Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. A consumer representative includes a person in recovery from alcohol, substance abuse and/or problem gambling; significant others of a patient or a person in recovery; representatives of prevention, treatment and recovery organizations. The appointment is made by the Governor and requires confirmation by the New York State Senate. The Commissioner will submit a recommendation to the Governor’s Office for the appointment. The nominees selected for appointment will be required to complete a background investigation and submit financial disclosure forms for review by the Governor’s Office and the Senate Finance Committee.

The Advisory Council meets on a quarterly basis in Albany at the OASAS Offices at 1450 Western Avenue. The Advisory Council advises the Commissioner on major policy initiatives, proposed regulations or changes to current regulations, reviews new certification applications and applications for major capital projects. In addition to consumer representatives, the Advisory Council includes representatives from all modalities of addiction services. The Council also includes representatives from entities that pay for prevention, treatment and recovery services and a representative from the Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors. Members of the Advisory Council are reimbursed for the cost of travel and lodging. As the Council is a policy making body, members are required to submit financial disclosure forms to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity annually.

If you have questions regarding the Council or the appointment process please contact Patricia Zuber-Wilson at Patricia.Zuber-Wilson@oasas.state.ny.us or by telephone at 518-485-2317. If you are interested in being considered for appointment or know of someone who may be interested in being appointed to the Advisory Council the recommendation must be received by Monday, April 12, 2010. Please submit a resume and/or a letter of interest that includes why the person should be considered for appointment and contact information for the individual. The materials should be sent to:

Patricia Zuber-Wilson
Director of Government Affairs/Executive Secretary of the Advisory Council
Office of Government & Interagency Collaboration
1450 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203-3526
518-485-2335 (fax)

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