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CFH&HS Interim Committee September Update


Posted Date: 
September 7, 2012
Contact: 
Sue O'Connell, Committee Research Analyst

CFHHS Acts on Childhood Trauma, MDC Proposals

Bills to strengthen child abuse prevention efforts and reporting requirements for mistreatment of children and of developmentally disabled adults will advance to the 2013 Legislature, following action by the Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee.

However, draft legislation that would have resulted in the closure of the Montana Developmental Center (MDC) in Boulder did not win approval at the committee’s final meeting in August.

Also at the meeting, members delved into a discussion of how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the federal health care law could affect state Medicaid programs.

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Sue O'Connell | soconnell@mt.gov | 406-444-3597