HHS Oversight committee meets, appoints subcommittees

2017-10-10 | October 10, 2017

This morning, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services held their first meeting of the 2017-2018 interim.

Today, the committee focused on updates on the state's child welfare reform plans, an update on NC Pre-K slots, and an overview of the interim investigative report of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions.

Three subcommitees were also appointed, which will meet throughout the interim, as well. Click here to see what members will serve on each subcommittee.

Medical Education & Residency Programs Subcommittee

This subcommittee will examine the use of state funds to support medical education and medical residency programs. The subcommittee will examine at least all of the following:

  1. The health care needs of the State's residents and the State's goals in meeting those health care needs through the support and funding of medical education and medical residency programs located within the State.
  2. The short-term and long-term benefits to the State for allocating State funds to medical education and medical residency programs located within the State.
  3. Recommended changes and improvements to the State's current policies with respect to al locating State funds and providing other support to medical education programs and medical residency programs located within the State. 
  4. Development of an evaluation protocol to be used by the State in determining (i) the particular medical education programs and medical residency programs to support with State funds and (ii) the amount of State funds to allocate to these programs.
  5. Any other relevant issues the subcommittees deem appropriate.
Behavioral Health Subcommittee

This subcomittee will: 

  1. Oversee the Department's development of the strategic plan required by subsection (b) of Section I 2F. l O of S.L. 2016-94.
  2. Review the strategic plan developed by the Department in accordance with subsection (b ), including a review of all performance-related goals and measures for the delivery of mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and traumatic brain injury services.
  3. Review consolidated monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and analyses of behavioral health services funded by Medicaid and State-only appropriations.

Aging Subcommittee

This subcommittee is tasked with examining the State's delivery of services for older adults in order to (i) determine their service needs and to (ii) make recommendations to the Oversight Committee on how to address those needs.