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HHS - 84570 - Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameInterdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number84570
Original Establishment Date5/6/2019Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/advisory-counci...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date5/6/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter5/6/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date5/31/2025Designated Federal Officer First Name*Tracy
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthoritySUPPORT Act, Public Law 115-271Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Goss
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*SUPPORT Act, Public Law 115-271Designated Federal Officer Phone*(240) 276-0759
Effective Date Of Authority*10/24/2018Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*tracy.goss@samhsa.hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Secretary of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, is required by the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Public Law 115-271 to establish an Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee. In identifying areas for coordination, the committee will provide recommendations for improving Federal programs for the prevention and treatment of, and recovery from, substance use disorders, including by expanding access to prevention, treatment and recovery services. They will also analyze substance use disorder prevention and treatment strategies in different regions of and populations in the United States and evaluate the extent to which Federal substance use disorder and treatment strategies are aligned with State and local substance disorder and treatment strategies. The meeting in February included information on support for the mission and work of the Committee, federal advances to address challenges in substance use disorder (SUD); non-federal advances to address challenges in SUD.
How is membership balanced?*The composition will consist of Federal (ex-officio) members or their designees, and non-Federal members. Ex-officio members will serve for the duration of the time that the Committee is authorized to operate.

The Committee will include a minimum of 15 non-Federal members who will be appointed by the Secretary as special government employees (SGEs), of which at least two members will be individuals who have received treatment for a diagnosis of substance use disorder; at least two members will be directors of State substance abuse agencies; at least two members will be representatives of leading research, advocacy or service organizations for individuals with substance use disorders; at least two members will be a physician, licensed mental health professional, advance practice registered nurse, or physician assistant; and have experience in treating individuals with substance use disorders; at least one member will be a substance use disorder treatment professional who provides treatment services at a certified opioid treatment program; at least one member will be a substance use disorder treatment professional who has research or clinical experience in working with racial and ethnic minority populations; at least one member will be a substance use disorder treatment professional who has research or clinical mental health experience in working with medically underserved populations; at least one member will be a State-certified substance use disorder peer support specialist; at least one member will be a drug court judge or judge with experience in adjudicating cases related to substance use disorder; at least one such member will be a public safety officer with extensive experience in interacting with adults with a substance use disorder; and at least one such member will be an individual with experience providing services for homeless individuals with a substance use disorder.

These members will be appointed to terms of three years and may be reappointed for one or more additional three-year terms.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee will meet not less than two times a year each year. The meetings will be open to the public, except as determined otherwise by the Secretary, or other official to whom authority has been delegated, in accordance with the guidelines under Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c). Notice of all meetings will be provided to the public in accordance with the FACA. Meetings will be conducted and records of the proceedings will be kept, as required by applicable laws and departmental policies. A quorum for the conduct of business by the full Committee will consist of a majority of current appointed members. The first meeting was held on February 28, 2020. The second meeting for 2020 will be held by December 31, 2020.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee is required by the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Public Law 115-271.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe charter of the committee will be amended to reflect changes, such as the management of the committee by SAMHSA and language associated with membership change, and any other relevant management changes. The minutes of the ISUDCC were published on the SAMHSA website summarizing the activities carried out by the Committee, including any findings resulting from such activities. The committee will hold the second required meeting by December 31, 2020. Due to the Public Health Emergency it is projected that this will be held virtually.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentCommittee recommendations and suggestions may lead to savings over time. However, the savings may not be realized for years, and are difficult to determine.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentN/AAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/AAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Status reports on actions by SAMHSA on matters that have come before the Committee are provided at Committee meetings. After the ISUDCC passes a resolution and sends it to the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), it is SAMHSA's policy to ensure that a response to the Committee is provided within a reasonable time frame. SAMHSA also provides feedback to the members with the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) attending the Committee meetings and addressing the members, directly. Feedback is also provided to the Committee, and through presentations from staff within and outside SAMHSA. Minutes of the open session are prepared and circulated in draft to the members for clearance and approval at the next official meeting. To accomplish these goals, summaries of information may be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to Committee members. Communications from SAMHSA staff to Committee members include issue papers, fact sheets, press releases, reports and other documents. SAMHSA ensures that Committee members have direct access to its senior management and technical experts.Narrative Description*The Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee (hereafter referred to as the Committee) is required under Section 7022 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act, Public Law 115-271).). The Committee is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees.Communities Act (SUPPORT Act, Public Law 115-271). The Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary), in coordination with the Director of National Drug Control Policy, is required to establish a Committee to identify areas for improved coordination related to substance abuse, including research, services, supports and prevention activities across all relevant Federal agencies.
In identifying areas for coordination, the committee will provide recommendations for improving Federal programs for the prevention and treatment of, and recovery from, substance use disorders, including by expanding access to prevention, treatment and recovery services. They will also analyze substance use disorder prevention and treatment strategies in different regions of and populations in the United States and evaluate the extent to which Federal substance use disorder and treatment strategies are aligned with State and local substance disorder and treatment strategies.
Hide Section - COSTS

COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$5,978.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$11,956.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$151,835.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$160,703.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$10,230.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$57,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$12,395.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$12,521.00
Total Costs$180,438.00Est. Total Next FY*$242,180.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
Cost RemarksThe actual total cost for the FY19 was less than the projected costs for the same year. The projected costs estimates in FY19 were higher due to a 2.0 federal staff support calculated into the formula and other associated costs when the ISUDCC was established under OASH. After the ISUDCC management transferred from OASH to SAMHSA (June, 2019), the ISUDCC reduced the federal staff support to 1.0; June 2019 (FY 19). Only one meeting was held in FY 20 (February 2020).
The February 2020 meeting was held partially virtual, reducing further costs.

The committee projects to hold the second meeting by December 31, 2020. Due to the Public Health Emergency it is projected that this will be held virtually.
Est Cost RemarksThe total cost projection is less than the cost associated on the current charter due to a reduction in federal staff support from 2.0 to 1.0 FTE. The total costs for operating the committee that appear on the charter is higher than the actual costs due to cost estimates variation under the OASH for operating the committee. When the committee management functions transferred to SAMHSA, the costs reduced. New operating costs will be reflected upon charter renewal in May, 2021 using the financial operating costs estimates of FY 2020.
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Interest Areas

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Education
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Health
Health Care
Medical Practitioners
Public Health
Justice
Justice
Prevention
Labor
Labor
Medicine
Health and Health Research
Veterans
Veterans and Veterans' Medical Care
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036400Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee2019