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2015-2016 Interim Testimony

Testimony by N. D. Department of Human Services staff members before Legislative Interim Committees is listed below. Testimony is posted by committee, and is listed by date. For convenience, presenter and subject information is included.

Detailed information about committees, upcoming meetings, and more is listed on the Legislative Branch website at http://www.legis.nd.gov/.

List By Committee:

Administrative Rules Committee

Department Testimony
March 14, 2016 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

Request for an Extension for Administrative Rules governing Substance Use Disorder Treatment Voucher System

March 14, 2016 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

Request for an Extension for Administrative Rules governing Ratesetting for Nursing Home Care and Ratesetting for Basic Care Facilities

March 14, 2016 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-07, 70-03-07.1, 75-03-08, 75-03-09, 75-03-10, 75-03-11, and 75-03-11.1, Licensing of Early Childhood Services

March 14, 2016 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-23, 75-03-17, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities for Children

March 14, 2016 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-23, Provision of Home and Community-Based Services Under the Service Payments for Elderly and Disabled Program and the Medicaid Waiver for the Aged and Disabled Program

March 14, 2016 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-14, 75-03-16, and 75-03-36, Family Foster Home for Children, Licensing of Group Homes and Residential Child Care Facilities, and Licensing of Child-Placing Agencies

March 14, 2016 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-25, Ombudsman Program
March 14, 2016 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-02 and 75-02-02.1, Medical Services and Eligibility for Medicaid
Dec. 7, 2015 Julie Leer, Legal Services Division N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-01-04, Human Services Grant Program
Sept. 15, 2015 Julie Leer, Legal Services Division Request an Extension to Adopt Administrative Rules Governing Payments to Licensed Community Paramedics, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, and Emergency Medical Technicians for Health-Related Services (2015 Senate Bill No. 2043)
Sept. 15, 2015 Julie Leer, Legal Services Division Request for an Extension for Administrative Rules Governing Enrollment of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists to Provide Services to Recipients of Medical Assistance (2015 Senate Bill No. 2046)
June 10, 2015 Julie Leer, Legal Services Division N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-04.1, Child Support Guidelines

Budget Section

Department Testimony
March 3, 2016 Maggie Anderson, Executive Director North Dakota Department of Human Services 2015-2017 Budget Allotment 
Sept. 23, 2015 Jenny Witham, Information Technology Services Division Update on the Status of the Medicaid Systems Project and the Eligibility Systems Modernization Project

Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration

Department Testimony
     

Economic Impact Committee

Department Testimony
     

Employee Benefits Programs Committee

Department Testimony
     

Energy Development and Transmission Committee

Department Testimony
October 14, 2015 Laurie Gotvaslee, Northwest and North Central Human Service Centers Overview of behavioral health programs and services of the human service centers in western North Dakota
September 2, 2015 Laurie Gotvaslee, Northwest and North Central Human Service Centers Overview of Northwest Human Service Centers' programs and services in the Williston region

Government Finance Committee

Department Testimony
March 15, 2016 Maggie Anderson, Executive Director North Dakota Department of Human Services 2015-2017 Budget Allotment

Government Services Committee

Department Testimony
     

Health Services Committee

Department Testimony
January 7, 2016 Carol Cartledge, Economic Assistance Division Economic Assistance Programs in North Dakota
January 7, 2016 Jodi Hulm, Medical Services Division Medicaid and Healthy Steps Dental Update and Outcomes on the Departmentís Dental Loan Program
November 4, 2015 Carol Cartledge, Economic Assistance Policy Division Econcomic Assistance Programs income limits and update on the Jobs Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program
November 4, 2015 Arlene Dura, Economic Assistance Policy Division Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer Retailers and Training and Education
August 18, 2015 Carol Cartledge, Economic Assistance Policy Division Employment restrictions or limitations on economic assistance programs
August 18, 2015 Maggie Anderson, Executive Director Programs and services available to provide dental services in rural areas and to underserved populations

Healthcare Reform Review Committee

Department Testimony
January 19, 2016 Stephanie Waloch, Medical Services Division and Brenda Peterson, Economic Assistance Division Updates on Medicaid Expansion and the Eligibility Systems Modernization Project
November 10, 2015 Brenda Peterson, Economic Assistance Policy Division Hospital Presumptive Eligibility
September 29, 2015 Stephanie Waloch, Medical Services Division Updates on Medicaid Provisions related to the Affordable Care Act

Human Services Committee

Department Testimony
March 9, 2016 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division

Establishment of a voucher system for addiction treatment services (handout) and Final Administrative Rule 75-09.1-11

March 9, 2016 Michelle Gayette, Aging Services Division Adult protective services program
March 9, 2016 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division Developmental Disabilities payment system update (handout)
March 9, 2016 Rosalie Etherington, Ph.D., Human Service Centers Quarterly Budget Insight Report (Section 16): Behavioral Health Services Provided at the Human Service Centers (July-Dec. 2015)
March 9, 2016 Pam Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Quarterly Budget Insight Report (Section 17) Behavioral Health Services Division (July-Dec. 2015)
March 8, 2016 Rosalie Etherington, Ph.D., Regional Human Service Centers Adult mental health services provided in the regions
March 8, 2016 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Adult mental health continuum of services
March 8, 2016 Rosalie Etherington, Ph.D., North Dakota State Hospital and Regional Human Service Centers Regional intervention services and emergency services (behavioral health services)
March 8, 2016 Rosalie Etherington, Ph.D., North Dakota State Hospital North Dakota State Hospital PowerPoint (Presented prior to facility tour)
January 6, 2016 Jodi Hulm, Medical Services Division Enrollment Statistics and Expenditures for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
January 5, 2016 Trisha Page, Medical Services Division Update on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher Program Pilot Project
January 5, 2016 Trisha Page, Medical Services Division Update on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force
January 5, 2016 Jodi Hulm, Medical Services Division Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Services in North Dakota
January 5, 2016 Rosalie Etherington, PhD, Regional Human Service Centers Public Behavioral Health Data: Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services (Quarter 1, State Fiscal Year 2016)
January 5, 2016

Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division and Rosalie Etherington, PhD, Regional Human Service Centers

Children's Behavioral Health Services in North Dakota and Public Behavioral Health Data: Children's Treatment Services (Quarter 1, State Fiscal Year 2016)
November 3, 2015 Sheryl Pfliger, Aging Services Division Aging and Disability Resource Center
November 3, 2015 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Services Division Update on public and private behavioral health services available in N.D., current substance abuse initiatives, and the behavioral health needs assessment process and timeline
November 3, 2015 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division Eligibility for the Developmental Disability Waiver
November 3, 2015 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division Developmental Disabilities Rate Setting and Payment System Project
August 19, 2015 Sheryl Pfliger, Aging Services Division Family caregiver supports and services provided by the Department
August 19, 2015 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division & Rosalie Etherington, N.D. State Hospital Services and structure of the Department's Behavioral Health Division

Information Technology Committee

Department Testimony
March 10, 2016 Jenny Witham, Information Technology Division ND Health Enterprise Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and Eligibility Systems Modernization Project update
December 15, 2015 Jenny Witham, Information Technology Division ND Health Enterprise Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and Eligibility Systems Modernization Project update
September 9, 2015 Jenny Witham, Information Technology Division ND Health Enterprise Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and Eligibility Systems Modernization Project update

Judiciary Committee

Department Testimony
March 22, 2016 Rosalie Etherington Ph.D., State Hospital Superintendent Biennial report on services provided at the State Hospital to individuals who have been committed to the care and custody of the Executive Director of the Department of Human Services
January 5, 2016 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division Impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on the Department

Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee

Department Testimony
     

Political Subdivision Taxation Committee

Department Testimony
April 26, 2016 Deb McDermott, Chief Financial Officer DHS Social Service Caseload Data for Calendar Years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (SB 2206)
April 26, 2016 Deb McDermott, Chief Financial Officer Revised DHS Economic Assistance Caseload Data for Calendar Years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (SB 2206)
March 2, 2016 Deb McDermott, Chief Financial Officer DHS Economic Assistance Caseload Data for Calendar Years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (SB 2206)
January 12, 2016 Jim Fleming, Child Support Division Transfer of Responsibility for Administration of the Child Support Program from the Counties to the North Dakota Department of Human Services
December 1, 2015 Maggie Anderson, Executive Director Update on Social Services Financing Workgroup
July 29, 2015 Maggie Anderson, Executive Director and Deb McDermott, Chief Financial Officer ND Department of Human Services Overview and Updates

Tribal-State Relations Committee

Department Testimony
March 2, 2016 Jim Fleming, Child Support Division Determine Whether the Amount of Child Support Owed by an Obligor is Governed by State or Tribal Law and Suspension of a Driver License of a Tribal Obligor
December 17, 2015 Maggie Anderson, Executive Director Update on Human Services/Tribal Meetings
December 17, 2015 Jim Fleming, Child Support Division Offsets of Federal Income Tax Refunds of Delinquent Tribal Obligors and Other Child Support Updates Regarding Tribal Families
September 28, 2015 Stephanie Waloch, Medical Services Division Status of Enrollment of Tribal Members in Medicaid Expansion

Archive

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