The Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse Advisory Council (AMHSAAC) is made up of consumers, advocates, behavioral health service providers, public partners and family members. It makes recommendations to the Health Department's Behavioral Health division about the adult system of care.

Oregon statute requires every community mental health program to have such a group to ensure that consumers and their families can provide input about mental health and addiction services available in their county.

Also required by Oregon Statute, AMHSAAC acts as the local alcohol and drug planning committee. This means they can review the applications of new addiction treatment providers in Multnomah County and give input to the state. The state, however, must give the final approval.

Oregon Statute 430.630 (7)

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 10am-12 pm. Location: Five Oak Building, 421 SW Oak St, Portland, in the Willamette/Columbia conference room.

AMHSAAC Meeting Minutes


Quality Management Office Assistant - 503-988-2996


Arthur Rios, Sr. and Michael Thurman


AMHSAAC bylaws (48.8 KB)