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  • Summary date: Feb 20 2019 - View Summary

    Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to develop and implement a two-year pilot program in Cumberland County to provide health care services to veterans. Requires DHHS and DMVA to coordinate with Community Care of NC and Maxim Healthcare Services. Provides for the pilot program to consist of both a health care initiative and a workforce initiative. Terminates the pilot program on June 30, 2021.

    Directs DHHS to conduct and submit a comprehensive evaluation of the pilot program to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services by February 1, 2021. Details the required components of the comprehensive evaluation, including: (1) the specific ways the health care initiative provided increased access to health care resources for veterans; (2) the total number of unemployed and underemployed veterans who were recruited and trained as community health workers under the workforce initiative; and (3) the specific ways DHHS spent funds appropriated by the act, below.

    Appropriates $400,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2019-20 and $350,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to DHHS to support the development and implementation of the pilot program.

    Effective July 1, 2019.