On May 16, lawmakers will return to Raleigh for North Carolina’s 2018-2019 Legislative Session. Issues are likely to move very quickly as this is the second year in the legislature’s two-year cycle. Unlike the cycle’s first year, this year’s purpose is to make budget adjustments and finalize any carry-over bills. GAO has been meeting with key members in leadership to garner necessary support for our 2018 priorities (see below). GAO hopes that primary elections, redistricting, and Medicaid Transformation do not consume all the oxygen in the room so that legislators can get some work completed before concluding in June.
2018 Key Legislative Priorities:
- Technical correction to increase the Community Assistance Program for Disabled Adults (CAP-DA) rate from $13.88 to $15.60, effective October 1, 2018
- Increase the Personal Care Services (PCS), Community Assistance Program from Children (CAP-C), and Community Assistance Program for Disabled Adults (CAP-DA) rates to $17.00 effective January 1, 2019
- Protect Certificate of Need (CON) from elimination.
If you have any questions about our 2018 priorities or how you can help advocate, please email me at [email protected]