Senator Tom Morahan was appointed to chair the prestigious Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee.
"I'm honored that Senator Bruno has appointed me to help oversee a significant part of our State's mental health and developmental disabilities responsibilities. I look forward to working with the State Office of Mental Health, State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, the Commission on the Quality of Care,and the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council to ensure that all patients get the best possible care," Senator Morahan said.
"Mental health issues are critically important to the people of NewYork State, and Tom Morahan's understanding and commitmentto this issue make him highly qualified to serve as chair and leader of the committee," Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno said. "Senator Morahan has always demonstrated his dedication and leadership, both to his local constituents and the entire state, and I'm confident that he will do an outstanding job leading the Mental Health Committee."