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…

Legislative Update

This year’s General Assembly session, which officially began January 31st, will be unlike any other we’ve had in our lifetime. With 52 first term members (and 44 second termers), well over half of the members are relatively new to lawmaking. And with Republican control of all three branches of state government, the direction of state…

NC DHHS Communication Bulletin #127 Rebasing of Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG) Prevention 20% Set-aside Funds

See complete Communications Bulletin’s are formal communications put out by the Division of MH/DD/SAS. To read this complete bulletin and other visit http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/communicationbulletins/index.htmat.   As the Division of MH/DD/SAS works with the LME/MCOs to develop a more comprehensive system for prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports, we must recognize that our prevention services, currently outside…

We Need You To Act Now and Protect Community Services Funding and Drug Treatment Courts!

Calling on all stakeholders to take immediate need for action on two items proposed by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services: Please don’t reduce Community Services Funding below the current $10 million reduction proposed by the House Budget. These funds support services provided to families, children, veterans and our most vulnerable citizens.…