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Health Services Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(15 members)

1004 § 7 Consider studying the feasibility and desirability of the University of North Dakota acquiring the building that houses the University of North Dakota forensic pathology center

3004 Continue to study medicolegal death investigation in the state and how current best practices, including authorization, reporting, training, certification, and the use of information technology and toxicology, can improve death investigation systems in the state

3049 Study issues related to employment restrictions in public assistance programs

4004 Continue to study dental services in the state, including the effectiveness of case management services and the state infrastructure necessary to cost-effectively use mid-level providers to improve access to services and address dental service provider shortages in underserved areas of the state

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))

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 (NDCC § 23-01-40)

Receive report by the State Department of Health before June 1 of each even-numbered year, regarding progress made toward the recommendations provided in NDCC Section 23-43-04 and any recommendations for future legislation (NDCC § 23-43-04)

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 a report by the Comprehensive Tobacco Control Advisory Committee and the State Department of Health by September 1, 2016, regarding grant expenditures, the granting process, and reporting requirements of the $500,000 grant, included in the funding appropriated in Section 1 of 2015 House Bill No. 1024 (2015 House Bill No. 1024, § 2)

Receive periodic reports from the State Department of Health on the status of the health professional assistance program study.  Before July 1, 2016, the State Department of Health shall report to the Legislative Management on the outcome of the study, including presentation of recommended legislation.  (2015 House Bill No. 1036, § 1)

Receive reports from the Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners, Board of Counselor Examiners, North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Medical Examiners, and North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board on plans and any legislative changes necessary to implement those plans for administration and implementation of licensing and reciprocity standards for licensees (2015 House Bill No. 1048, § 1)

Receive report from the Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners by July 1, 2016, on the status of the periodic evaluation of the initial licensure coursework requirements and clinical training requirements (2015 House Bill No. 1049, § 4)