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Health Services Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(12 members)

1454 § 1 Study how to improve access to dental services and ways to address dental service provider shortages, including the feasibility of utilizing mid-level providers, whether the use of incentives for dental service providers to locate in underserved areas in the state may improve access, and whether the state's medical assistance reimbursement rates impact access to dental services

2024 § 2 Study the comprehensive statewide tobacco prevention and control plan used in this state, including a review of the service delivery system for the comprehensive statewide tobacco prevention and control programs provided by the Tobacco Prevention and Control Executive Committee and the State Department of Health, whether the delivery system is fiscally efficient, and how the delivery system is consistent with the Centers for Disease Control's best practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs; review of the effectiveness of the comprehensive statewide tobacco prevention and control programs provided in the state and ways to improve the health and policy outcomes of the programs; and review of how the comprehensive statewide tobacco prevention and control programs provided by the two agencies address the Native American population on the Indian reservations

4002 Study the feasibility and desirability of community paramedics providing additional clinical and public health services, particularly in rural areas of the state, including the ability to receive third-party reimbursement for the cost of these services and the effect of these services on the operations and sustainability of the current emergency medical services system

Receive report from the State Fire Marshal each interim on the State Fire Marshal's findings and any recommendation for legislation to improve the effectiveness of the law on reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes (NDCC § 18-13-02(6))

Contract with a private entity, after receiving recommendations from the Insurance Commissioner, to provide a cost-benefit analysis of every legislative measure mandating health insurance coverage of services or payment for specified providers of services, or an amendment that mandates such coverage or payment (NDCC § 54-03-28)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services, State Department of Health, Indian Affairs Commission, and Public Employees Retirement System before June 1 of each even-numbered year on their collaboration to identify goals and benchmarks while also developing individual agency plans to reduce the incidence of diabetes in the state, improve diabetes care, and control complications associated with diabetes (2013 House Bill No. 1443, § 1)

Receive findings of the North Dakota University System before November 15, 2013, of its study of the out-of-state programs in veterinary medicine, optometry, and dentistry; the access of North Dakota students to those programs; and the state's needs for dentists, optometrists, and veterinarians (2013 Senate Bill No. 2160, § 1)

2004 § 9 Study funding provided by the state for autopsies and state and county responsibility for the cost of autopsies, including the feasibility and desirability of counties sharing in the cost of autopsies performed by the State Department of Health and University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Legislative Management Chairman directive)

To view bill drafts considered by the interim committee, please visit the Interim Committee Bill Drafts page.