Role of the Suicide
Prevention Coordinating Council (SPCC):
Prevention Coordinating Council is now a permanent entity that is held
accountable to the Legislature.
It is made up of 28 statutorily designated voting members as well as other
individuals who participate in a non-voting capacity.
-The Council will advise the Office of Suicide Prevention in
strategies to implement the Florida Suicide Prevention Strategy.
-The Council may form ad hoc committees to help implement the
Florida Suicide Prevention Strategy.
-The Council will meet
four times per year.
-The Council is
subject to the Sunshine Law. All meeting must be in open forum, minutes
must be kept,
and they must be published in the Florida Administrative Weekly.
Any issue that will come before the Council for official vote shall not be
discussed between two or
more Council members outside of a Council meeting. This only applies
to the 28 statutorily designated members.
-The Council shall
prepare an annual report and present it to the Governor, the President of
the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by January 1,
2008, and each year thereafter.
The annual report must describe the status of existing and planned
initiatives identified in the statewide plan for suicide prevention and any
recommendations arising there from.