OPA: PAIMI Advisory Council

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

Advisory Council

The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council was established under 42 U.S.C. Section 10801 in 1986. The PAIMI Council advises the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities’ Executive Director on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating the rights of individuals with mental illness.  The Council is composed of consumers of mental health services, family members, providers, attorneys and other interested and knowledgeable persons from the community.

The Council is charged with the responsibility to establish programmatic priorities for the federal program, PAIMI.  The Council meets bi-monthly, usually at the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities in Hartford.  In the past, the Council has met in a variety of other settings such as CT Valley Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital in Middletown, CT.  The Council has undertaken many initiatives to seek input from consumers of services on their advocacy needs.  Their efforts have included surveying and individually interviewing prisoners at Garner Correctional Institute; conducting outreach to residents in residential care homes; and hosting a widely successful event for young adults at Capitol Region Mental Health Center, Hartford. 

The PAIMI Advisory Council meetings are posted on the OPA website calendar.  All meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.  Any interested person is welcome to contact the PAIMI Assistant Program Director, Bruce Garrison, at 860-297-4326 (v); toll free 1-800-842-7303 (V&TTY); and, 860-297-4380 (TTY).

PAIMI Board Meeting Schedule 2012-2013

The PAIMI Advisory Council was established under 42 U.S.C. Section 10801. The PAIMI Council will advise the OPA Executive Director on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating the rights of indiviudals with mental illness.

The meetings for the 2013 - 2014 year have been scheduled as follows:

   Tuesday  October 1, 2013
   Tuesday  December 3, 2013
   Tuesday  February 4, 2014
   Tuesday  April 1, 2014
   Tuesday  June 3, 2014
   Tuesday  August 5, 2014 – Annual Meeting
   Tuesday  October 7, 2014

All meetings are from 4:15 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. and will be held at the Office of Protection and Advocacy in Hartford.  The Annual Meeting will be from 4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., location to be determined. 

4:14 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2013 PAIMI Board Minutes & Agendas

 Date    Agenda Adobe & Word      Minutes Adobe & Word   
 2/5   Agenda (62kb) & Word (68kb)    Minutes (10kb) & Word (33kb)
 4/2   Agenda (62kb) & Word (68kb)    Minutes (14kb) & Word (36kb)
 6/4   Agenda (63kb) & Word (68kb)    Minutes (15kb) & Word (33kb)
 8/6   Agenda (62kb) & Word (68kb)    Minutes (kb) & Word (kb)
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Archived PAIMI Board Minutes & Agendas



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