GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2009-391
HOUSE BILL 996
AN ACT to repeal a requirement that the Department of Health and Human Services study the feasibility of operating a licensed adult care home in a public housing facility and to direct the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity to conduct the Study.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Part XIII of S.L. 2008-181 is repealed.
SECTION 2.(a) The University of North Carolina Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity shall study the feasibility and possible savings to the State of operating a licensed adult care home in a public housing facility. The study shall determine:
(1) Whether this model is needed to complement the care options currently available to older adults in North Carolina.
(2) Whether this model is allowable under current State and federal laws and rules and if not what changes are needed.
(3) How State-County Special Assistance and federal public housing subsidies would work together and whether this could result in a reduced State-County Special Assistance rate for these types of entities and possible savings for the State.
SECTION 2.(b) The University of North Carolina Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity shall report its findings and recommendations to the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services, and to the North Carolina Study Commission on Aging on or before August 1, 2010.
SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 23rd day of July, 2009.
s/ Walter H. Dalton
President of the Senate
s/ William L. Wainwright
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives
s/ Beverly E. Perdue
Approved 12:28 p.m. this 31st day of July, 2009