1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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JLARC Study of Health Professions (language only)

Item 16 #7c

Item 16 #7c

Legislative Department
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

Page 10, after line 47, insert:
"F. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall conduct an evaluation of the Department of Health Professions, the Board of Health Professions, and the health regulatory boards.  The evaluation shall include, but not be limited to, (i) a follow-up of the Commission's 1982 and 1983 study recommendations related to the health regulatory boards, (ii) an assessment of the working and organizational relationships between the boards, the department staff, and the Board of Health Professions in the licensing and regulation of health professions, (iii) an examination of the efficacy, fairness and propriety with which the various statutes, duties, functions, and activities involved in the licensing and regulation of health professions are being performed and discharged, and (iv) an assessment of the Department's staffing and automated systems needed for current and future operations.  The Department of Health Professions and the health regulatory boards shall cooperate fully with the Commission and shall provide all information requested by the Commission and its staff.  The boards shall also provide the Commissioner's staff with full access to all disciplinary or other proceedings of the boards, including executive sessions, and to all disciplinary files and records of the boards or the Department of Health Professions.  The Commission shall make an interim report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than January 1, 1999, and a final report no later than January 1, 2000."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)