AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN DIVISION, TO DEVELOP AS PART OF ITS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES A SYSTEM OF EVALUATION OF THE DIVISION'S TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS PROVIDED TO LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCIES AND TO DIRECT CERTAIN AGENCIES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCIES PARTICIPATING IN NC HEALTHCONNEX, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
Directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Exceptional Children Division (Division) to incorporate into its policies and procedures an evaluation system for the Division’s technical assistance and support programs provided to the directors of exceptional children programs for local education agencies and other school personnel. Describes parameters for the evaluation system. Directs the Division to report to the specified NCGA Committee by December 15, 2019.
Directs the Government Data Analytics Center (Center) of the Department of Information Technology (DIT), in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and DPI, to study the feasibility of local education agencies participating in the NC Health Information Exchange Network (HIE Network, known as NC Health Connex), as Medicaid providers of healthcare services to students. Describes parameters for the study. Directs the Center to report the study results to the specified NCGA committees and the Division by April 15, 2019.
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