The Task Force recommended strategies to en-
courage adoption, particularly for children with
special needs, and outlined priorities for the future
development of adoption services.
The Task Force submitted a preliminary report
in December 1985 and its final report in January
TASK FORCE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE
BY YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
Chairperson: Gary C. Colston
Vice-Chairperson: Althea O'Connor
Martha A. Aly; Dennis R. Atkins; Perry C.
Gaidurgis; Jeff Griffith; Thomas H. Hattery;
Maurice B. Howard; Francis X. Kelly; Daniel W.
Moylan; Matthew Protos; Catherine I. Riley;
Howard Silverman; Virginia M. Thomas; Samuel
M. Walker; Jerome D. Wright.
P.O. Box 1373
Prince Frederick 20678 Telephone: 535-3079
In August 1985, the Governor created the Task
Force on Alcohol Abuse by Youth and Young
Adults at the request of the General Assembly
(Joint Resolution no. 42, Acts of 1985). The Task
Force was to develop and implement a plan
designed to reduce alcohol abuse by young people.
On October 31, 1986, the Task Force submitted
its final report.
TASK FORCE ON ALZHEIMER'S
DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS
Chairperson: William Reichel, M.D.
Rosalie S. Abrams; Edmond Beacham, M.D.;
Clarence W. Blount; Peter G. Callas; David F.
Chavkin; Jacqueline D. F. Fassett; Fred M.
Gloth, Jr.; Lloyd F. Hoover; Glenn Kirkland;
Patricia A. Lusk, R.N.; Nancy L. Mace; Kay
Mehlferber, R.N.; Patricia Newton, M.D.;
Thomas R. Price, M.D.; Valeria A. Tocci,
c/o Dept. of Family Practice
Franklin Square Hospital
9000 Franklin Square Dr.
Baltimore 21237 Telephone: 391-3900,
On June 30, 1985, the Task Force submitted its
report to the Governor and General Assembly.
Free copies of the report may be obtained by writ-
ing to the Task Force.
ANTI-ARSON ADVISORY COUNCIL
Chairperson: Capt. Rocco J. Gabriele, State Fire
c/o Office of the Fire Marshal
6776 Reisterstown Rd., Suite 314
Baltimore 21215-2339 Telephone: 764-4324
The Council has been inactive since January
GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE TO
Chairperson: Dennis F. Rasmussen
Staff contact: Joseph Bernstein
Department of Legislative Reference
90 State Circle
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 841-3870
The Task Force submitted a final report to the
Governor and General Assembly on March 5,
1984. The report defined problems and priorities
concerning arthritis and related rheumatic diseas-
es. It also detailed the incidence and cost of ar-
thritis and related rheumatic diseases, and the ed-
ucational qualifications of physicians who treat
arthritic patients. In addition, the report noted a
workplace study of costs associated with worker
absences due to arthritis, and surveys on direct
and indirect hospital costs. A copy of the report
may be obtained from the library at the Depart-
ment of Legislative Reference, 841-3810 or
ASBESTOS INSULATION PROBLEMS
Chairperson: Earl F. Seboda, Secretary of General
Department of General Services
301 W. Preston St.
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 225-4960
The Task Force reconvened to further address
the issue of an employee's right to refuse to work