General Assembly Passes Legislation to Ease Burdens on Health and Human Services Providers

The Governor recently signed into law a bill (H.B. 618) that will streamline monitoring for some nonprofit services providers that contract with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It directs the DHHS Secretary to compare national accreditation requirements with DHHS oversight regulations and eliminate redundancies.  It also authorizes DHHS to develop a document vault.  These changes are consistent with recommendations from the special report on government contracting and nonprofits issued last year by the National Council of Nonprofits.