Bill Summary for S 327 (2011-2012)
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TO MODIFY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.Intro. by Nesbitt.
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Identical to H 83, filed 2/10/11.
Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to submit the following reports to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (Committee): (1) by September 1, 2011, a report that summarizes data for the one-year period preceding the date of the report regarding the deaths of clients of a state facility that primarily provides services for the care, treatment, habilitation, or rehabilitation of persons with a mental illness, developmental disability, or substance abuse disorder and if known, the deaths of former clients of a state facility who died within 14 days of discharge from the facility and (2) annually, beginning January 1, 2011, a report on a strategic plan for organizing state and local resources to fund services to persons with a mental illness, developmental disability, or substance abuse disorder.
Amends Section 10.19A(c) of SL 2009-451 to require DHHS to submit the results of the quarterly reports from Local Management Entities to the Committee, the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services, and the Fiscal Research Division annually beginning on or before May 1, 2011 (was, report due only on May 1, 2010).
Amends GS 143C-9-2(d) to require that beginning October 1, 2011, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Secretary) is to include information on the balance of the Trust Fund in the annual report (was, report required to include only the expenditures made during the preceding fiscal year from the Trust Fund) and adds the Committee to the report's recipients.
Amends GS 122C-102(c) to add three additional state performance measures and to require the Secretary to report on the progress in all of the performance areas to the General Assembly and the Committee every six months, beginning January 1, 2012.