Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse: Agenda

The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse will meet on Thursday, October 16, 2008. The meeting will be in room 643 of the Legislative Office Building. The meeting is open to the public and can be heard on line at the North Carolina Legislative website.


1. Greetings and Opening Comments 10:00 – 10:15
Representative Verla Insko, Co-Chair
Senator Martin Nesbitt, Co-Chair

2. Local Management Entities 10:15 – 11:15

a. Albemarle LME
Charlene Allen, Finance Officer
Dr. Hunter Thompson, Medical/Clinical Director

b. Johnston LME
Dr. Janis Nutt, Area Director

c. Critical Measures: LME Performance Matrix
Shealy Thompson, Ph.D., Quality Management Team Leader
Division of MH/DD/SAS, DHHS

3. State Facilities 11:15 – 11:45
a. State ADATC Facility Update
Helen Wolstenholme, ADATC Team Leader, Div. of MH/DD/SAS, DHHS

b. State Psychiatric Hospitals
Michael Lancaster, MD, Co-Director, Div. of MH/DD/SAS, DHHS

4. Community Support Services 11:45 – 12:30

a. Snapshot of Published Monthly Reports
Leza Wainwright, Co-Director, Div. of MH/DD/SAS, DHHS

b. Overview of Legislative direction
Gann Watson, LOC staff

c. Update on Appeals Process
Tara Larson, Acting Director, DMA, DHHS

Lunch 12:30 – 1:30

5. Program Evaluation Division 1:30 – 2:00
a. Evaluation of the MH/DD/SAS System
Yana Samberg, Program Evaluation Division, NCGA
Dr. Carol Ripple, Program Evaluation Division, NCGA

6. NC Council on Developmental Disabilities Summit 2:00 – 2:45
a. Review and Recommendations
Valerie Bradley, President,
Human Services Research Institute

7. CAP MR/DD Services Provided by Family Members 2:45 – 3:00
Leza Wainwright, Co-Director Div. of MH/DD/SAS, DHHS

Adjourn 3:00

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