Bill Summary for H 618 (2011-2012)

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Apr 5 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 618 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Intro. by Lewis, Hurley.

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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.