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North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council

The Mission of the North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council is to improve the quality of life for all individuals with brain injury and their families through brain injury identification, awareness, prevention, research, education, collaboration, support services and advocacy. The North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council is authorized under N.D.C.C. Section 50-06.4-10.

Membership

Members of the North Dakota Behavioral Health Planning Council are appointed by the Governor of North Dakota and consists of the following membership designations:

  • The governor shall appoint at least five, but no more than nine, members to serve on the brain injury advisory council as follows:
    • One brain injury survivor, nominated by the council;
    • One family member of a brain injury survivor, nominated by the council;
    • At least one service provider who provides services to brain injury survivors, nominated by the council;
    • An individual representing the Indian affairs commission, nominated by the Indian affairs commission; and
    • At least one individual representing a religious, charitable, fraternal, civic, educational, legal, veteran, welfare, or professional group or organization.
  • The speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall appoint one member of the Senate to serve as members of the council. Each legislative member of the council is entitled to receive compensation from the legislative council for each day spent in meetings of the council and for reimbursement for related travel and other necessary expenses in the amounts provided by law for other state officers.
  • Each of the following entities shall appoint a representative to serve as a nonvoting member of the council who serves at the pleasure of the appointing entity:
    • Protection and advocacy project, one representative;
    • State department of health, one individual representing injury prevention and one representative representing emergency medical services and trauma;
    • Department of human services, one individual representing behavioral health, one individual representing Medicaid, and one individual representing vocational rehabilitation; and
    • Department of public instruction, one representative.
  • The governor may appoint an individual representing stroke health to serve as a nonvoting member of the council who serves at the pleasure of the governor.

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