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Human Services Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(18 members)

2086 § 25 Study issues related to the Department of Human Services and human service zones employee compensation. The study must include consideration of total state employee and human service zone team members compensation, including wages and salaries, annual leave, pay grades, classification, disaster or emergency services volunteers' leave, employee assistance program benefits, family and medical leave, funeral leave, holidays, hours of work, administrative leave, jury and witness leave, leave without pay, the merit system, military leave, overtime compensation, retirement benefits, health insurance benefits, severance pay, sick leave, benefits for temporary employees, and time off to vote; health insurance benefits, including the availability of health savings accounts, self-insurance, healthy lifestyle incentives, and the appropriateness of the human service zones' current health insurance benefits; compensation equity between the Department of Human Services, other state agencies, human service zones, and the market; within human service zones; within the Department of Human Services; and between human service zones; the feasibility and desirability of implementing compensation equity.

2256 § 1 Study state and federal laws and regulations and services relating to the care and treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities and individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The study must include a review of the state's existing programs to identify potential pathways for individuals who have a developmental disability and individuals who have an autism spectrum disorder but do not meet the eligibility criteria for existing programs; gap identification with programmatic recommendations identifying potential strategies to address the gaps, and potential federal and state funding sources, including the federal Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment; efforts and services offered by other states, including the planning and implementation process for any new or modified programs; the impact of implementation and expanding of programs to address service gaps, including the number of individuals impacted, cost, and timeline for implementation; and the elimination of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force, including contracting with a private, nonprofit entity that does not provide autism spectrum disorder services to facilitate and provide support services to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force. In conducting the study, the Legislative Management shall contract with a third party.

3013 Study issues relating to employment restrictions in public assistance programs.

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

Receive a report from the Department of Human Services and the steering committee for developmental disabilities system reimbursement project on development activities and status information for the project. (NDCC § 50-06-37)

Receive a report from the Department of Human Services before August 1 of each even-numbered year, regarding provider reimbursement rates under the medical assistance expansion program. (NDCC § 50-24.1-37)

Receive a biennial report before August of each even-numbered year from the Department of Human Services on the tribal health care coordination fund and tribal government use of money distributed from the fund. (NDCC § 50-24.1-40(4))

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)

The Department of Human Services shall report to the Legislative Management the process developed for allowing a human service zone to opt in to state employment. The transition to state employment is contingent on the approval from the Legislative Assembly. (NDCC § 50-35-02)

Before August 1, 2022, the Department of Human Services shall report to the Legislative Management the process developed to calculate payment for indirect costs. (NDCC § 50-35-02)

During the 2021-22 interim, the Department of Human Services shall provide a report to the Legislative Management regarding refugee resettlement services. (2021 House Bill No. 1012 § 20)

Before October 1, 2022, the Department of Human Services shall provide a report of the early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment program study to the Legislative Management. (2021 House Bill No. 1012 § 59)

Before October 1, 2022, the Department of Human Services shall present a report to the Legislative Management regarding payment methodology revisions for basic care facilities. (2021 House Bill No. 1012 § 60)

During the 2021-22 interim, the Department of Human Services shall provide reports to the Legislative Management regarding the status of 4-year old program approvals, the North Dakota Early Childhood Council, and the early childhood grant for best in class 4-year old experiences. (2021 House Bill No. 1012 § 61)

During the 2021-22 interim, the State Health Officer and the Executive Director of the Department of Human Services, and then the Executive Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, shall provide periodic reports to the Legislative Management regarding the status of the merger of the State Department of Health into the Department of Human Services. The reports must include information regarding any agency structural changes identified, any efficiencies identified with the merger, and whether legislation is required to implement identified structural changes or efficiencies. (2021 House Bill No. 1247 § 511)

Before July 1, 2022, the Department of Human Services shall make a report to the Legislative Management regarding the department's quality strategy, including quality data, verification the department shared the report with stakeholders, such as the State Department of Health and North Dakota Health Information Network, and recommendations for improvement. (2021 Senate Bill No. 2135 § 1)