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Human Services Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(17 members)

1279 § 1 Consider studying family caregiver supports and services.  The study must identify policies, resources, and programs available for family caregivers and encourage additional innovative and creative means to support family caregivers so that they are able to continue to provide in-home support for older adults.  The study must include input from stakeholders, including representatives of hospitals, social and clinical providers, advocacy organizations, tribal government, state and local agencies and institutions, and caregivers in this state.  The study committee may receive testimony on the needs of family caregivers, including designation of caregivers, training, respite services, medical leave policies, and delegation of tasks to nonmedical aides.  The study must include an inventory of the resources available to family caregivers and may make any recommendations for administrative actions to support family caregivers.  The Legislative Management may contract for consulting and coordination of study services.

2048 § 7 Consider studying behavioral health needs.  The study must include consideration of behavioral health needs of youth and adults and access, availability, and delivery of services.  The study must include a review of services related to autism spectrum disorder.  The study must include input from stakeholders, including representatives of law enforcement, social and clinical service providers, education, medical providers, mental health advocacy organizations, emergency medical service providers, juvenile court, tribal government, and state and local agencies and institutions.  The study must also include the monitoring and reviewing of strategies to improve behavioral health services implemented pursuant to legislation enacted by the 64th Legislative Assembly and other behavioral health-related recommendations presented to the 2013-14 interim Human Services Committee.

Receive autism spectrum disorder plan from the Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force before July 1, 2010, and an annual status report thereafter (NDCC § 50-06-32)

Receive annual report from the Department of Human Services describing enrollment statistics and costs associated with the children's health insurance program state plan (NDCC § 50-29-02)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services regarding the autism spectrum disorder program pilot project (NDCC § 50-06-32.1)

Receive report by the Department of Human Services by July 1, 2016, on the outcome of the Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion cost-sharing provisions study and the associated legislative recommendations and related draft legislation (2015 House Bill No. 1037, § 1)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services by July 1, 2016, on the use of the funds appropriated under Section 1 of 2015 House Bill No. 1046 (2015 House Bill No. 1046, § 1)

Receive a report from the Department of Human Services regarding development activities of the developmental disabilities system reimbursement project (2015 Senate Bill No. 2012, § 14)

Receive report from a statewide family-controlled parent-to-parent support organization receiving a grant under Section 19 of 2015 Senate Bill No. 2012, on the use of grant funds (2015 Senate Bill No. 2012, § 19)

Receive report from a statewide family-to-family health information and education organization receiving a grant under Section 20 of 2015 Senate Bill No. 2012, on the use of grant funds (2015 Senate Bill No. 2012, § 20)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services regarding the adult protective services program, including the effectiveness of the program, information on services and outcomes, and funding by human service region and in total (2015 Senate Bill No. 2012, § 23)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services on its quarterly behavioral health services reports (2015 Senate Bill No. 2012, § 24)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services before July 1, 2016, regarding the rules adopted to establish and administer the voucher system to assist in the payment of addiction treatment services provided by private licensed substance abuse treatment programs (2015 Senate Bill No. 2048, § 4)

Receive report from the Department of Public Instruction before July 1, 2016, on mental health training provided by school districts (2015 Senate Bill No. 2048, § 4)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services before August 1, 2016, on the outcome of the study of statutory references to mental health professionals to determine whether changes in the law may help to more fully utilize these professionals within their scope of practice, as it relates to the responsibilities of the Department of Human Services to provide services or license facilities together with any recommendations (2015 Senate Bill No. 2049, § 1)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services by January 1, 2016, regarding eligibility for developmental disability waivers (2015 Senate Bill No. 2234, § 1)

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