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.
Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 35A-1213(c) to prohibit appointing a corporation as guardian for an individual to whom it provides mental health, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse services for compensation as part of a contractual or other arrangement with a local management entity.
Amends GS 35A-1213(f) to add a licensed therapeutic foster care provider to those that may serve as a guardian for a ward for whom the entity is providing services, where the provider is under contract with a local management entity for the delivery of mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services and is serving as a guardian as of January 1, 2013. Makes organizational and clarifying changes to the statute.
Amends the act's short and long titles.
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