Primary Sponsor: Rep. John Torbett (R – Gaston)
This bill would require the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), beginning on October 1, 2017, to report quarterly to the General Assembly about the status and implementation of the 1915 © waiver for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The bill also would require that DHHS adopt rules or medical coverage policies relating to service programs for individuals with traumatic brain injury. These standards would include setting standards to ensure that individuals with brain injuries who require residential treatment receive appropriate, effective and high quality care. DHHS would also be required to develop a best practice model system which would focus on the continuum of care as a part of the TBI waiver. Finally, the bill states that DHHS would strive to maintain adequate reimbursement rates for residential and community-based programs that serve patients with traumatic brain injury.
This bill has been referred to the House Health Committee.