SUICIDE PREVENTION COMMISSION (EXCERPT)
Act 177 of 2019
***** 330.3005.new THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY BEGINNING DECEMBER 31, 2024: See 330.3011 *****
***** 330.3005.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 19, 2020 *****
330.3005.new Duties of commission; executive committee.
(1) The commission shall do all of the following:
(a) Work with state departments and agencies and nonprofit organizations on researching the causes and possible underlying factors of suicide in this state. The research must focus on demographics showing the highest suicide rates in this state in the decade immediately preceding the effective date of this act, and the highest growth in suicide rates during the time period described in this subdivision. In determining the demographics, the commission shall consider, at a minimum, all of the following:
(i) Urban and rural areas, including the Upper Peninsula.
(vi) Socioeconomic status.
(b) By 6 months after the effective date of this act, prepare and present a preliminary report of its research and findings to the legislature. The report must include identified causes for the increase in suicide rates among the demographics described in subdivision (a) and any other information the commission considers relevant.
(c) By 1 year after the effective date of this act, and each year thereafter, prepare and present to the legislature an updated version of the report described in subdivision (b). The updated version of the report must include recommendations for reducing risk factors among the demographics described in subdivision (a) and contain a list of evidence-based programs for suicide prevention in this state with successful outcomes.
(d) Annually review and update any recommendations made under this act and, if any of the commission's recommendations are implemented, provide a process for ongoing monitoring of the implementation of the recommendations.
(e) Provide recommendations for a process for continued state coordination on suicide data collection, suicide prevention programs, and a coordinated state approach to the prevention of suicide to continue after this act no longer applies.
(2) At the first meeting of the commission, the commission shall establish a 7-member executive committee that consists of all of the following:
(a) Two members elected by the commission from among its members.
(b) The member appointed to the commission by the governor under section 3(2)(a)(i).
(c) The Michigan veterans' facility ombudsman or his or her designee.
(d) The member appointed to the commission by the director of the department of state police under section 3(2)(c).
(e) One member selected by the director of the department from the commission members appointed under section 3(2)(d).
(f) One member selected by the governor from the commission members appointed under section 3(2)(a)(xiv).
(3) The executive committee shall do all of the following:
(a) Oversee the compilation of data and available resources in coordination with universities in this state.
(b) Set timelines and tasks for the completion of the commission's work by December 30, 2024.
(4) The commission shall also establish subcommittees that may consist of individuals who are not members of the commission, including, but not limited to, experts in matters of interest to the commission, including the demographics described in subsection (1)(a).
History: 2019, Act 177, Eff. Mar. 19, 2020
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