TO ESTABLISH THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, TO TRANSFER THE DUTIES OF CERTAIN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES AND STUDY COMMISSIONS TO THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
Enacts new Article 23A to GS Chapter 120 to establish the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and to consolidate within this committee the duties currently held by of the following commissions and committees: (1) the North Carolina Study Commission on Aging; (2) the Joint Legislative Health Care Oversight Committee; (3) the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services; and (4) the Public Health Study Commission. Makes conforming statutory repeals. Charges the new Oversight Committee with examining the systemwide issues affecting the development, budgeting, financing, administration, and delivery of health and human services, and with recommending to the General Assembly ways to improve the quality and delivery of services while maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of system administration at the state and local levels. Authorizes the committee to compel the production of documents and the attendance of state officials and employees.
The committee consists of 22 members, 11 members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, at least two of whom must be members of the minority party, and 11 members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House, at least three of whom must be members of the minority party. Members serve two-year terms and may complete a term of service even if they do not seek reelection or are not reelected to the General Assembly. One co-chair each must be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. A quorum of the committee is 10 members.