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Budget Committee on Human Services

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(23 members)

1012 § 15 Study the services provided by residential treatment centers and residential child care facilities and the appropriateness of the payments provided by the state for these services

1459 § 5 Study the Medicaid medical reimbursement system, including costs of providing services, fee schedules, parity among provider groups, and access

2004 § 20 Study the costs and benefits of adopting a comprehensive healthy North Dakota and workplace wellness program in collaboration with the State Department of Health, health insurers and other third-party payers, Workforce Safety and Insurance, interested nonprofit health-related agencies, and others who have an interest in establishing accident and disease prevention programs

2004 § 21 Study the state's public health unit infrastructure and the ability of the public health units to respond to public health issues, including an assessment of the efficiency of operations, given the personnel and financial resources available; the effectiveness of services, given the lines of governmental authority of the current infrastructure; and the efficiency of the food and lodging investigation services provided by the State Department of Health and the public health units, and to develop a plan maximizing efficiencies through a coordinated system and fee structure

3054 Study state programs providing services to children with special health care needs to determine whether the programs are effective in meeting these special health care needs, whether there are gaps in the state's system for providing services to children with special health care needs, and whether there are significant unmet special health care needs of children which should be addressed

Receive biennial report from the Department of Human Services which provides a five-year historical analysis of the number of persons receiving services under the medical assistance program, the costs for rendering the services by program appropriations, the budget requested, the budget appropriated, and actual expenditures for each of the preceding five years (NDCC § 50-06-25, effective until July 1, 2007)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services by July 1, 2006, regarding the department’s review of its budget, programs, and services to determine the extent to which the department can provide for additional general fund requirements resulting from changes in the federal medical assistance percentage for North Dakota without affecting the level of services provided by the department (2005 S.L., ch. 12, § 11)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services during the 2005-06 interim on the department’s plan to transfer appropriate individuals from the Developmental Center to community placements and on the anticipated number of individuals that will be transferred during the 2005-07 biennium (2005 S.L., ch. 12, § 16)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services before November 1, 2005, regarding the status of the amendment to the Medicaid state plan regarding the disregard of any assets to the extent that payments are made or because an individual has received or is entitled to receive benefits under a long-term care insurance policy (2005 S.L., ch. 430, § 2)

Receive periodic status reports from the Department of Human Services and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Working Group during the 2005-06 interim regarding the activities of the working group and the implementation of the prescription drug monitoring program (2005 S.L., ch. 413, § 3)

Receive report from and provide input to the Department of Human Services during the 2005-06 interim regarding the development of recommendations required with respect to medical assistance program management under NDCC Section 50-24.1-27 (2005 S.L., ch. 413, § 4)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services during the 2005-06 interim regarding the status of the Medicaid waiver to provide in-home services, the number of applications the department receives for in-home services, and the status of the program’s appropriation (2005 S.L., ch. 417, § 5)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services during the 2005-06 interim regarding the department’s progress in developing and implementing a plan for implementing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (2005 S.L., ch. 428, § 2)

Committee Meetings

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - 9:00am

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