Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NCGA: Joint Legislative Oversight Committee Meeting MH/DD/SAS

Tomorrow legislative members of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services will return to Raleigh for their second meeting of the interim.

The severity of the budget cuts is being felt in every corner of our state. This is a crisis of historical proportions. Families are receiving the word that their children's support services will be cut drastically or eliminated completely. Providers across the state are facing massive lay offs of employees and in some cases they are closing their doors completely. Families already struggling during this tough economic downturn are being plunged into emotional and further economic distress. 

We are calling on our leadership to act as if this is a natural disaster. We are calling on our leaders to take action now and not wait for the start of short session.

We need you to join this effort! If you are in Raleigh tomorrow or if you can plan to be in Raleigh tomorrow, we need you to attend the Legislative Oversight Committee meeting.
Here are the details:
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee Meeting MH/DD/SAS
10:00 AM    Legislative Office Building Room 643.

Here is the agenda:

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, & Substance Abuse Services

October 14, 2009, 10:00 A.M.; Room 643, Legislative Office Building
Senator Nesbitt, Co-Chair Presiding


I. Introductions  10:00

II. Secretary’s Remarks

III. Reduction in Level III and IV Residential Facilities
-DHHS Presentation
-LME Perspective

IV. Status of CAP-MR/DD Supports Waiver

V. Report on Community Supports – Follow-up from September Meeting

Lunch 12:30-1:30

VI. Child Mental Health Project – Sarah Sabornie
VII. Funding for Former Thomas S. Class Members

VIII. Case Management For Persons with Mental Illness, Developmental Disability or Substance Abuse Disease

IX. Final Remarks and Adjournment                            3:30-4:00

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