The Children and Families Interim Committee is a joint bipartisan committee of the Legislature that meets between legislative sessions to monitor the Department of Public Health and Human Services; conduct interim studies; and generally review issues related to health and human services.
The 2015 Legislature passed two bills assigning study duties to the committee, as follows:
House Bill 422 requires the committee to review evidence-based outcomes and performance-based pay for children's mental health and recommend to the 2017 Legislature a system for evidence-based outcomes and performance-based reimbursement.
Senate Bill 418 requires the committee to monitor and evaluate how well the Department of Public Health and Human Services is carrying out specific objectives for the investments the Legislature made in the mental health system.
In addition, the Legislative Council in May assigned the Senate Joint Resolution 22 study of guardianship laws and services to the committee.
The committee reviewed a draft work plan for the interim at its June 3 meeting and decided to add an additional meeting day and expand its SJR 22 study to include topics related to Alzheimer's disease.
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