Mental Health Clinical Advisory Group (MHCAG)
Mandated by HB 2300 and SB 138, the Mental Health Clinical Advisory Group serves an
important dual advisory role to the Oregon Pharmacy & Therapeutics
Committee and to the Oregon Health Authority.
The Advisory Group’s legislative
mandate is to provide recommendations to include:
- Implementation of evidence-based algorithms
- Any changes needed to any preferred drug list used by the authority
- Practice guidelines for the treatment of mental health disorders with mental health drugs
The initial commitment is for
three years, with a legislatively mandated meeting frequency of no less
than every other month. Regular meetings are currently scheduled during odd-numbered months. Appointed members will be reimbursed travel expenses
incurred in the performance of the member’s official duties according to current
OHA is currently accepting applications. Individuals interested in
serving on this committee should complete the application materials and submit
them to OHA.Pharmacy@dhsoha.state.or.us.