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2019-2020 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
Sept. 15, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-19.2 Approved Locations for Abandoned Infants
Sept. 15, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-10 and 75-03-23, Aid to Vulnerable Aged, Blind, and Disabled Individuals and 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
June 9, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-05, Human Service Center Licensure Standards
June 9, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-43, Certified Peer Support Specialists
June 9, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-36, Licensing of Child-Placing Agencies
June 9, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-24, Expanded Service Payments for Elderly and Disabled
June 9, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

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
June 9, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-21, Licensing of Foster Care Homes for Adults
June 9, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-18, 75-03-18.1, and 75-03-19, Procedures for Appeal of Child Abuse and Neglect Assessments, Child Abuse and Neglect Grievance Procedure for Conduct of the Assessment, and Assessment of Child Abuse and Neglect Reports
June 9, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-12 and 75-03-14, Foster Parent Grievance Procedure and Family Foster Home for Children
June 9, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-07, 75-03-07.1, 75-03-08, 75-03-09, 75-03-10, 75-03-11, and 75-03-11.1,
Early Childhood Services
March 4, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-09.1-12, Licensing Standards For Medication Units
March 4, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-09.1-11, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Voucher System
March 4, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-04-01, 75-04-05, and 75-04-06, Licensing of Programs and Services For Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities-Developmental Disabilities, Payment for Provider Agencies of Services to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities-Developmental Disabilities, and Eligibility for Intellectual Disabilities-Developmental Disabilities Program Management Services
March 4, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-42, Authorized Electronic Monitoring
March 4, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-38, Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher Program
March 4, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-05, Provider Integrity
March 4, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-02.1, Eligibility for Medicaid
March 4, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-02, Medical Services
March 4, 2020

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapters 75-01-02, Confidentiality and the Safeguarding of Information; 75-01-03, Appeals and Hearings; 75-01-04, Human Services Grant Program; 75-02-01.2, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program; 75-02-01.3, Child Care Assistance; 75-02-10, Aid to Vulnerable Aged, Blind, and Disabled Individuals; 75-03-17.1, Authorized Agent in Providing Child Welfare Services; 75-03-21, Licensing of Foster Homes for Adults; 75-03-33, Intergovernmental Transfer Program; 75-03-36, Licensing of Child-Placing Agencies; 75-03-40, Licensing of Qualified Residential Treatment Program Providers; 75-03-41, Supervised Independent Living; and Article 75-07, Multicounty Social Service Districts
Dec. 3, 2019

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-39 Autism Services Waiver
Dec. 3, 2019

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

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
Dec. 3, 2019

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-21.1 Licensing of Agency Foster Homes for Adults
Dec. 3, 2019

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-06 Ratesetting For Nursing Home Care
Dec. 3, 2019

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapters 75-02-02.1 and 75-02-02.2, Eligibility for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program
Dec. 3, 2019

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-01.2 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
Sept. 4, 2019

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

Request for an Extension for Creating Administrative Rules Governing Abandoned Infants Approved Locations
Sept. 4, 2019

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

Request for an Extension for Creating Administrative Rules Governing Certification of Peer Support Specialists
Sept. 4, 2019

Jonathan Alm, Legal Advisory Unit

N.D. Admin. Code Chapters 75-03-14, 75-03-15, and 75-03-16, Family Foster Home for Children, Ratesetting for Providers of Services to Foster Children-Group Homes and Residential Child Care Facilities, and Licensing of Group Homes and Residential Child Care Facilities and N.D. Admin Code Chapters 75-03-40 and 75-03-41, Licensing of Qualified Residential Treatment Program Providers and Supervised Independent Living

Budget Section

Department Testimony
April 7, 2020 Arnie Strebe, DHS Chief Administrative Officer/CFO Emergency Commission requests #1962 and #1963

Education Policy Committee

Department Testimony
Aug. 26, 2020 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on student mental health
July 31, 2019 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Overview of terminology, language and data relatedto behavioral health, and any progress in behavioral health as it relates to students

Employee Benefits Programs Committee

Department Testimony
     

Government Administration Committee

Department Testimony
     

Government Finance Committee

Department Testimony
     

Health Care Committee

Department Testimony
Sept. 11, 2020 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Substance use disorder voucher program
Sept. 11, 2019 Chris Jones, Executive Director State's role in addressing social determinants of health
     

Human Services Committee

Department Testimony
Aug. 12, 2020 Bevin Croft, Health Services Research Institute (HSRI)

Update on implemention of recommendations on the state's behavioral health system

Aug. 12, 2020 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division

Update on behavioral health initiatives and a report on status of implementing recommendations in the Human Services Research Institute's report on behavioral health

Aug. 12, 2020 Nancy Nikolas Maier, Aging Services Division

Home and Community-Based Services

Aug. 12, 2020 Krista Fremming, Medical Services Division

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Aug. 12, 2020 Krista Fremming, Medical Services Division

Update on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) transition from a managed care model to fee-for-service

Aug. 12, 2020 Brendan Joyce, Medical Services Division

Administration of pharmacy services in the Medicaid Expansion program

Aug. 12, 2020 Krista Fremming, Medical Services Division

Reports on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Task Force State Plan and the ASD program pilot project

Aug. 12, 2020 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division & Susan Foerster, Life Skills & Transition Center

System of services for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability, including funding and unmet needs

Aug. 12, 2020 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division

Developmental disabilities reimbursement project update

Aug. 12, 2020 LeeAnn Thiel, Medical Services Division

Basic care program overview

Aug. 12, 2020 Caprice Knapp, Medical Services Division

Nursing home payment reform study

June 3, 2020 Rosalie Etherington, Chief Clinics Officer/NDSH Superintendent

Expansion of crisis services in the state

June 3, 2020 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division

Medicaid 1915(i) waiver and other behavioral health initiatives

June 3, 2020 Caprice Knapp, Medical Services Division

Provider reimbursement rates for Medicaid Expansion

June 3, 2020 Caprice Knapp, Medical Services Division

Tribal health care coordination fund

June 3, 2020 Chris Jones, DHS Executive Director

Department response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

June 3, 2020 Rosalie Etherington, Chief Clinics Officer/NDSH Superintendent

Recommendations of the statewide plan to address acute psychiatric residential care needs

March 12, 2020 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division

Update on Free Through Recovery

March 12, 2020 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division

Recent activities of the Children's Cabinet

March 12, 2020 Chris Jones, DHS Executive Director

Reorganization of the Department of Human Services

March 12, 2020 Sara Stolt, DHS Chief Operating Officer

Update on social service redesign, including payments made to zones and adjustments in full-time equivalent positions

March 12, 2020 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division

Status update on federal Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment

March 12, 2020 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division

Status update on peer support services program

March 12, 2020 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division

Behavioral health services in elementary and secondary education schools

March 12, 2020 Laura Anderson, Behavioral Health Division

The use of tribal behavioral health grant funding

March 12, 2020 Rosalie Etherington, Chief Clinics Officer/NDSH Superintendent

Use of telehealth services by the department

March 12, 2020 Mandi-Leigh Peterson, University of North Dakota

Overview of telehealth services and recent telehealth studies

Nov. 7, 2019 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Director

Behavioral health update

Nov. 7, 2019 Rosalie Etherington, Chief Clinics Officer/NDSH Superintendent

Behavioral health services provided by the department

Nov. 7, 2019 Tom Eide, CFO/Director of Field Services

Funding in the DHS budget for behavioral health services

Nov. 7, 2019 Tom Eide, CFO/Director of Field Services

Update on Section 18, Senate Bill No. 2012 study

Sept. 12, 2019 Chris Jones, Executive Director

Update on the development of a revised payment methodology for nursing facility services

Sept. 12, 2019 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division

Report on the developmental disabilities system reimbursement project

Sept. 12, 2019 Krista Fremming, Medical Services Division

Update on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force

Sept. 12, 2019 Chris Jones, Executive Director and Kelsey Bless, Children and Family Services Division

Update on the status of the county social and human service program established in Senate Bill No. 2124 (2019) and an overview of "family first" legislative initiatives

Sept. 12, 2019 Caprice Knapp, Medical Services Division

Overview of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) including enrollment statistics and expenditures

Sept. 12, 2019 Chris Jones, Executive Director

Department actions relating to the Human Services Research Institute's (HSRI) report on the state's behavioral health system

Sept. 12, 2019 Chris Jones, Executive Director

Department overview

Information Technology Committee

Department Testimony
Aug. 13, 2019 Michele Gee, Economic Assistance Policy Division and Erik Elkins, Medical Services Division

Update on the Eligibility Systems Modernization Project and the Medicaid Management Information System

Judiciary Committee

Department Testimony
July 22, 2020 Rosalie Etherington, Superintendent, ND State Hospital Report relating to individuals at the State Hospital who have been committed to the care and custody of the executive director of the Department of Human Services
Feb. 4, 2020 Dr. Shauna Eberhardt and Emily Althoff, Field Services (Southeast Human Service Center) Multisystemic therapy for juveniles
Nov. 14, 2019 Marlys Baker, Children and Family Services Division Reported child abuse and neglect within the juvenile justice system
Nov. 13, 2019 Rosalie Etherington, Superintendent, ND State Hospital Civil commitment procedures

Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee

Department Testimony
     

Taxation Committee

Department Testimony
     

Tribal-State Relations Committee

Department Testimony
     

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