AN ACT TO STREAMLINE DUPLICATE OVERSIGHT OF CERTAIN DHHS SERVICE PROVIDERS. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/5/11, 5/17/11, 6/7/11, 6/8/11, and 6/15/11. Enacted June 23, 2011. Effective June 23, 2011.
Bill Summaries: H618 STREAMLINE OVERSIGHT/DHHS SERVICE PROVIDERS.
Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - View Summary
Summary date: Jun 15 2011 - View Summary
Senate committee substitute deletes provisions from the 4th edition affecting : (1) the appointment, meeting schedule, duties and responsibilities, reporting, and termination requirements applicable to the task force organized to resolve duplicative regulatory oversight and ( 2) the requirement that, effective January 1, 2012, the DHHS must modify and consolidate LME endorsement, the Frequency and Extent of Monitoring Tool, and the Provider Monitoring Tool.
House committee substitute, reported in on 6/7/11, makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Reduces membership of the Task Force established under the act to 18 members (previously 20). Provides that nine members (previously ten members) are to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and removes the member representing and recommended by the North Carolina Association of Long Term Care Facilities. Provides that nine members (previously ten members) are to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Removes the member representing and recommended by the Benchmarks Association, and the member recommended by the NC Council of Community Programs. Provides that one member be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives representing, and recommended by, the National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina. Adds a reporting requirement and directs the Task Force to terminate July 1, 2013.
House amendment makes the following changes to 3rd edition. Increases the number of members of the Task Force authorized in the act from 18 to 20, and requires that one member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives be a family member of or a consumer currently eligible for services subject to the oversight under review by the Task Force and who is recommended by any of the entities making recommendations for appointment to the Task Force.
Summary date: May 17 2011 - View Summary
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.
Summary date: Apr 5 2011 - View Summary
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to establish a task force to look for redundancies and review items as to service provider monitoring that are not value added by August 1, 2011, and streamline duplication by December 31, 2011. Requires the Secretary to create a regulatory body for oversight review for service providers to reduce duplication by May 1, 2012. Enacts new GS 143B-139.6C directing the Secretary to review laws, rules, and procedures of its departmental divisions for complaints against providers and to coordinate their activities and eliminate redundancies. Requires notice to service providers when a complaint is received. Provides that a service provider will not be deemed in violation of a rule if its interpretation is in conflict within the divisions until the conflict has been resolved and the provider is informed of the decision. Directs the Division of Medical Assistance to remove the requirement for annual reenrollment by September 1, 2011, maintaining enrollment until the enrollment number has not been utilized for six consecutive months. Mandates data sharing from the Incident Response Improvement System. Requires the Secretary to establish a task force to study the North Carolina Treatment Outcomes Program Performance System. Requires the Secretary to allow private sector development of an Internet-based data archive for provider records.