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Health Services Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(14 members)

1012 § 33 Study state and federal laws and regulations relating to the care and treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities or behavioral health needs. The study must include a review of the state's services and delivery systems, including whether changes are necessary to maintain compliance with state and federal laws and regulations; efforts by other states to comply with the 1999 Olmstead v. L.C. case, including the planning and implementation process for any new programs; community- and non-community-based services, including the costs and effectiveness of services; noncompliance with state and federal laws and regulations, including a review of the fees and penalties for noncompliance; a comparison of voluntary and involuntary compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, including a review of long-term costs and effectiveness; the impact of implementation and expansion of selected programs that were added to address unmet needs, including the impact on costs and effectiveness of new programs; needed changes to address noncompliance and a timeline for completing changes; data on the number of individuals who would be impacted by voluntary compliance efforts, and data on the type of services that may need changing, including housing, peer counseling, outpatient treatment, crisis line access, and transportation services; and an evaluation of the funding, mission, and caseload at the Life Skills and Transition Center, including the center's transition plan and number of clients eligible for community placement.

2325 § 2 Study the state's early intervention system for children from birth to age 3 with developmental disabilities. The study may include a historical overview of the system, funding mechanisms, including Medicaid, the broader implications of how the state's system interfaces with other early childhood systems, and responsibilities for implementing federal law directing states participating in part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to locate and evaluate children from birth to age 3.

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 from the Department of Human Services before September 1, 2018, regarding the status of the children's prevention and early intervention behavioral health services pilot project (2017 House Bill No. 1040, § 3)

Receive a report from the State Department of Health on the results of the independent review of the tobacco prevention and control plan's effectiveness and implementation (2017 Senate Bill No. 2004, § 16)

Receive a report during the 2017-18 interim from North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners, Board of Counselor Examiners, and North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board on the status of implementation of supervision and training requirements provided in 2017 Senate Bill No. 2033 (2017 Senate Bill No. 2033, § 5)

Receive a report from the Task Force on Children's Behavioral Health every 6 months regarding the task force's efforts (2017 Senate Bill No. 2038, § 4)

Receive a report from the Task Force on Children's Behavioral Health on its findings and recommendations and any proposed legislation necessary to implement the recommendations (2017 Senate Bill No. 2038, § 5)