2-15-2019. (Temporary) Child abuse and neglect review commission. (1) Within existing resources, there is a multidisciplinary child abuse and neglect review commission in the department of public health and human services to carry out the duties described in 41-3-123.
(2) (a) The attorney general and governor shall appoint members to the commission.
(b) Members appointed by the attorney general must include:
(i) the child and family ombudsman;
(ii) a representative of law enforcement;
(iii) a representative of the judiciary;
(iv) an attorney who litigates in the area of child abuse and neglect, including an attorney who represents children and court-appointed special advocates;
(v) a licensed foster parent;
(vi) an adult who was a former victim of child abuse and neglect; and
(vii) a member of the legislature.
(c) Members appointed by the governor must include:
(i) a representative of the child and family services division of the department of public health and human services;
(ii) a representative of private organizations that are involved in matters related to child abuse and neglect;
(iii) a medical provider who is involved in matters related to child abuse and neglect;
(iv) a mental health provider with experience in treating co-occurring disorders;
(v) a representative of the Montana Indian tribes;
(vi) a licensed provider who serves children with disabilities; and
(vii) a representative of an organization that works with homeless children and youth.
(3) The members shall serve without compensation by the commission but may be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided for in 2-18-501 through 2-18-503. Members who are full-time salaried officers or employees of the state or of any political subdivision of the state are entitled to their regular compensation. (Terminates September 30, 2021--sec. 12, Ch. 235, L. 2017.)