A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ADDRESSING PERMISSIBLE GUARDIANSHIP ROLES FOR CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 35A-1213(f) to provide that an individual who contracts with or is employed by an entity that contracts with an LME for the delivery of mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services may not serve as a guardian for a ward for whom the individual or entity is providing these services unless one of three conditions is met, including the individual is not biologically related to the ward, and was serving on March 1, 2013 as a guardian without compensation (was, not biologically related to the ward and appointed by the court and serving as a guardian without compensation).
Adds the requirement that the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services appoint a subcommittee to examine the impact of the 1915(b)/(c) Medicaid waiver and other mental health system reforms on public guardianship services and report to the Committee on or before May 9, 2014, at which time the subcommittee terminates.
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