A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES REQUESTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO LAWS PERTAINING TO CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND DEPENDENCY; MEDICAID; PUBLIC HEALTH; AND MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.
Senate committee amendment makes the following changes to the 6th edition.
Amends the long title.
Amends Section 3(b) of SL 2012-151, concerning area boards, providing that area boards must meet all the requirements of GS 122C-118.1 as amended by Section 6 and 7 of SL 2013-85, concerning the effective operation of the 1915(b)/(c) Waiver, no later than October 1, 2013 (previously, required area boards to meet only the requirements set out in GS 122C-118.1 as amended by subsection 3(a) of SL 2012-151). Provides the following two exceptions to the applicability of the requirements in GS 122C-118.1: (1) when an area authority receives approval from the Secretary to realign or merge with another area authority, the new area board associated with the surviving area authority is not obligated to meet the requirements of GS 122C-118.1 until 30 days after the effective date of the realignment or merger or until April 1, 2014, whichever is sooner and (2) a different area authority involved in the same realignment or merger approved by the Secretary (i) receives approval on or before October 1, 2013, to dissolve pursuant to GS 122C-115.3(b) and initiates plans for the dissolution or (ii) receives a directive on or before October 1, 2013, from the Secretary to dissolve pursuant to GS 122C-124.2. Effective when the act becomes law.
Amends GS 122C-115(a), updating statutory references. Effective when the act becomes law.
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