nc-stampHB 631 – Reduce Admin. Duplication/BH Providers
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Scott Stone (R – Mecklenburg), Rep. Josh Dobson (R – McDowell), Rep. Greg Murphy (R – Pitt)
This bill would require the NC Department of Health and Human Services to establish a work group to examine and make recommendations about how to eliminate administrative duplication for behavioral health.
The examination would include a review of at least all of the following categories of requirements imposed on behavioral health providers and physical health providers.

  • Training;
  • Service delivery;
  • Documentation;
  • Claims processing;
  • Reporting;
  • Monitoring;
  • Oversight;
  • Facility licensure;
  • Medicaid enrollment;
  • Credentialing;
  • Accreditation;
  • Contracts;
  • Investigations;
  • Audits.

This bill has been referred to the House Health Committee.
This bill was heard in the House Health Committee on April 19, 2017.
Rep. Scott Stone (R – Mecklenburg) introduced an amendment to the bill that would add the Division of Health Service Regulation to the other groups that will be a part of the work group.
The amendment passed in the House Health Committee.
The updated bill received a favorable report in the House Health Committee.
This bill passed in the House on April 20, 2017 with a vote of 113-0.
The bill will now move to the Senate.