Final Rule to Implement Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Issued*

APNC is please to share the news that the Final Rule to Implement Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act has been issued.  Signed by President George W. Bush in 2008, the MHPAEA requires that insurers treat mental illness and substance use disorders the same as other physical illnesses. This final…

ADATCs saved in House Budget. Work to do in Conference.

Thanks to your calls, letters, emails and personal visits, the NC House of Representatives’ budget RESTORED funding for North Carolina’s three Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATCs). The House budget, passed last week, differs substantially from the Senate budget proposal, which eliminates funding for all ADATCs and provides $10 million to Local Management Entities…

June Policy Update

The Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) Policy Update is a regular feature to APNC members to help inform about policy matters in both Raleigh & Washington that affect the substance abuse community. The NC Legislature has been in Raleigh since late January, and they are finally in the home stretch. The NC Senate has…

Urgent Policy Alert: NC House of Representatives Vote on House Bill 693 Tomorrow!

Legislative vote TOMORROW, May 8th  Tomorrow, the NC House of Representatives will vote on House Bill 693, which would prohibit health care providers or their agents from providing minors with health care services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse issues without notarized consent of the parent (or guardian) and  written consent of the…

Standardized NC MCO/DMA Checkwrite Schedule

The NC Council on Community Programs, working with the State’s MCO’s, have announced the checkwrite schedule for providers in the following memo.  You can learn more at www.NCSAPA.org. Date: April 15, 2013 To: Contracted Network Providers Re: Standardized NC MCO/DMA Checkwrite Schedule MCOs working together at the NC Council have committed to standardizing and streamlining…

April Policy Update

The Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) Policy Update is a regular feature to APNC members to help inform about policy matters in both Raleigh & Washington that affect the substance abuse community. In Raleigh The NC General Assembly is now in full swing. The deadline for filing House and Senate bills will come soon,…

NC ABC Commission Protects North Carolina Youth & Communities by Rejecting Stout

Raleigh, NC— Various North Carolina organizations and citizens, including members of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, successfully urged the ABC Commission on Wednesday, March 20th to reject the approval of a new and dangerous alcohol product that is described as a “shot in a tube.” Stout 21 is a new alcoholic beverage available in…