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  • Summary date: Apr 18 2019 - View Summary

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Enacts new GS 143B-181A establishing the 17-member Task Force on Aging (Task Force) within the Department of Health and Human Services, with members serving four year terms. Requires the Task Force to examine the availability of supports and services within the State for caregivers of adults age 65 or older, or disabled, in order to determine their service needs and make recommendations to the NCGA on how to address these identified needs. Sets out 12 issues the Task Force is to examine, including needs of care recipients and the nature of care provided by family caregivers, availability and sufficiency of caregiver training programs or caregiver training opportunities and the frequency with which caregivers engage in those programs or opportunities, and costs associated with caregiving. Allows the Task Force to seek input from stakeholders and interest groups, including those listed.

    Requires the Task Force to submit is first report to the NCGA and the specified committee before the convening of the 2021 NCGA and biennially thereafter. Specifies items to be included in the report.

    Requires Task Force members to be appointed by December 1, 2019, and commences terms on that date.

    Effective July 1, 2019.