Bill Summary for H 618 (2011-2012)

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May 17 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 618 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Intro. by Lewis, Hurley.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes all provisions of previous edition except the provision stating General Assembly findings and the provision requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to allow private sector development of an Internet-based data archive for provider records. Adds that the data warehouse will not store consumer records. Establishes within the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Service, or upon authorization of the Legislative Research Commission, a 20 member Task Force to review and recommend a resolution to the duplicative regulatory oversight of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) services provided, regulated, or licensed under GS Chapter 122C or 131D, other than GS 131D-6 and Article 2 of GS Chapter 131D. Details the Task Force’s membership, meeting timeline, duties, updating and reporting requirements, and directs the Task Force to develop legislative recommendations to accomplish specified directives by April 2012. Directs DHHS, effective January 1, 2012, to modify and consolidate LME endorsement, the Frequency and Extent of Monitoring Tool, and the Provider Monitoring Tool. Directs the Secretary to prepare a rate-setting memorandum for every change or adjustment made by DHHS in service definition, policy, rule, or provider requirements that impacts services provided in accordance with this act. Directs the Secretary to dissolve North Carolina Treatment Outcomes Program Performance System Advisory Committee, and requires the Secretary to establish a task force to study the North Carolina Treatment Outcomes Program Performance System by August 1, 2011. Directs the Secretary to annually review policy updates made by specified accrediting bodies and to take the actions necessary to ensure that DHHS policy or procedural requirements do not duplicate the updated accreditation standards. Makes a conforming change to the bill title. Makes other technical changes.