About the OCDD State and Regional Advisory Committees

Mission of the State Advisory Committee

The State Advisory Committee, established by legislative act, ensures public input in an advisory capacity in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and the allocation of resources to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.  This input shall be derived from communication with, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities and their families and other concerned groups or individuals. You can find the legislative act at https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?p=y&d=321093

Function and Responsibility of the State Advisory Committee

The State Advisory Committee shall promote the coordination among the office, human service authorities and districts, and state and regional advisory committees.   The State Advisory Committee shall promote responsiveness by the office to input from persons who receive developmental disabilities services and family members and providers regarding the delivery of services.  The State Advisory Committee shall provide public input into the state planning process.  It shall review and comment on regulations proposed by the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. To find your regional human services authority/district go to https://ldh.la.gov/page/134

The State Advisory Committee shall coordinate with all regional advisory committees and shall use information provided by the regional advisory committees to make recommendations to the State Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities concerning issues and concerns of all Louisiana Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. For more information please email ocddinfo@la.gov


State and Regional Advisory Committee Members

For a list of the OCDD regional & state advisory committee members that provide input into planning and policy proposals who represent the state's ten service regions' human service authorities/districts, please contact the respective staff member found at https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/590

If you are interested in becoming a member of your Regional Advisory Committee, please complete a Regional Advisory Committee Nomination form and send it to your regional human services district/authority. You can dowload the Regional Advisory Committee Nomination form at https://ldh.la.gov/page/134

Regional Advisory Council Nomination Form 

State Advisory Council Nomination Form

Meeting Announcements

State Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings are held on the second Wednesday every other month (i e., January, March, May, July, September, November) from Noon to 3.30 p.m. The agenda with information for the public to participate as well as minutes from previous SAC meetings can be found at https://ldh.la.gov/page/4359If you would like to receive email notifications of SAC meetings, email LouisianaDDSAC@gmail.com to be added to the email distribution list. All State Advisory Committee (SAC) and Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) meetings are open to the public.


To view previous meeting minutes, please click here