NCGA Program Evaluation Committee

The NC General Assembly Joint Legislative Oversight Program Evaluation Committee met on Monday, May 11, 2020.

The agenda included a presentation on a new bill draft for ABC violations.

NCMS monitored the Committee to follow the second agenda item which included a brief overview of all of the current Program Evaluation Division projects.

Current Bill Drafts

HB 1047/SB 708 CPS Intake Screening

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union), Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Buncombe), Sen. Joyce Kraweic (R-Forsyth), Sen. Jim Burgin (R-Harnett)

These bills prohibit county departments of social services from implementing child protective services intake screening criteria that are more stringent than state policy and requires DHHS to make various policy changes as a means to improve the child protective services intake screening process.

HB 1053 Military Occupational Licensure

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union)

This bill would require an expedited occupational licensure application response of 30 days when an applicant is military trained or is a military spouse. The bill would also require each occupational licensure board and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’s websites to summarize the opportunities available to veterans and spouses.

Program Evaluation Division Work Plan

This plan illustrates the scope of work of the Division during this legislative session.

The next meeting in June will include the report on NC FAST. Progress can be seen on the Program Evaluation Division website.

Some current evaluations underway include Department of Public Safety Reorganization, Diversity in Teacher Workforce, and Coordination with Non-profits in Disaster Recovery.

One evaluation that has not started yet is the, NC Innovations Waiver Services. This evaluation will review the efficiency and effectiveness of the NC Innovations Waiver including eligibility determination, plan of care developmen and approval, development of budgets, and LME/MCO management and monitoring of services.

The NCMS lobbying team will continue to monitor each of these evaluation projects to aid in improving the health of all North Carolinians.

 
 

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