Required Experience for Mental Health, Developmental Disability and Substance Abuse Professionals

nc-stampHB 478 – Required Experience for MH/DD/SA QPs

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Josh Dobson (R – Avery), Rep. Susan Martin (R – Wilson), Rep. Kyle Hall (R – Rockingham), Rep. William Brisson (D – Bladen)

This bill would allow all years of full-time mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse service to apply to the qualifications required by the Medicaid program for mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse professionals rather than limiting the qualifying service to full-time postgraduate work only.

Any changes to clinical coverage policies would not become effective without CMS approval of the State Plan amendments submitted by DHHS.

House:

This bill was referred to the House Health Committee on March 27, 2017.

The bill was heard in the House Health Committee on April 5, 2017. The bill received a favorable report, and will move to a vote in the House chamber.

This bill was heard on the House floor on April 6, 2017. The bill passed with a vote of 112-0. This bill will now move to the Senate.

Senate: 

This bill was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on April 10, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on May 16, 2017.

A proposed committee substitute was amended by Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth) in the Senate Health Care Committee on May 18, 2018. It received a favorable report, and will now move to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee.

The proposed committee substitute received a favorable report in the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on May 22, 2017.

This bill was heard in the Senate on May 23, 2017. The bill passed second reading with a vote of 48-0, and will now move to the House for concurrence.

This bill was heard in the House on May 30, 2017. Rep. Josh Dobson motioned that the House do concur with the new language. It passed with a vote of 109-0.

The bill will now be sent to Gov. Cooper.

 
 

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