Disability Systems Change Committee
Thursday, May 14, 2015
02:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, Raleigh, NC
Members Present: Samuel Miller, Wendy Boyd, Christina Carter, Eric Chavis, Kerri Bennett Eaker, Desiree Peterson, Joe Piven, Dave Richard, Nessie Siler, Vicki Smith, Mya Williams
Members Absent: Kelly Woodall Beauchamp,Wing Ng, Peggy Terhune
Staff in Attendance: Steve Strom, Chris Egan
Guests: Beth Stalvey
Welcome: Samuel Miller, chairman of the Disability Systems Change Committee, called the meeting to order, welcomed all members, and provided an opportunity for new members and guests to introduce themselves.
Dr. Miller called for a motion to approve the February 2015 Disability Systems Change Committee minutes. Eric Chavis made a motion to approve the minutes. Desiree Peterson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Initiative Updates and Motions to Approve Continuation Funding:
Motion to table Continuation Funding for Stakeholder Engagement Initiative for year 3
Dr. Miller opened the floor for discussion on the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) year 3 continuation funding for the Enhancing Disability Stakeholder Engagement in Managed Long-Term Services/Supports and Primary/Acute Care Systems Coordination Initiative. Members had several questions that could not be answered during the committee meeting. Vicki Smith made a motion to table the decision for continuation funding until the August 2015 Council meeting. Nessie Siler seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Motion to Amend funding for Stakeholder Engagement Initiative for year 2
The discussion continued on the Stakeholder Engagement initiative for year 2. The contractor agreed to reduce the budget for the current year in order to meet the Council’s federal funding reduction. Vicki Smith made a motion to amend the funding to the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) for the Enhancing Disability Stakeholder Engagement in Managed Long-Term Services/Supports and Primary/Acute Care Systems Coordination Initiative for the current contract term of November 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015 from $160,000 for Year 2 (of 3) to $145,000. Desiree Peterson seconded the motion. Motion was carried.
Motion for Continuation Funding for DRNC for the Adult Care Homes Initiative
Dr. Miller then asked for discussion on the presentation from Disability Rights NC for the Adult Care Home Transition to Community Initiative. Vicki Smith excused herself from the room since she is the executive director for Disability Rights North Carolina. Desiree Peterson made a motion for continuation funding to Disability Rights NC (DRNC) for the Adult Care Home Transition to Community Initiative. Approve funding for up to $75,000 (beginning September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016) for Year 3 (of 3). Match requirement is waived for this grant. Eric Chavis seconded the motion. Motion was carried. Vicki Smith was invited back into the committee meeting.
Motion for Continuation Funding for Easter Seals/UCP for the Medical/Health Homes Initiative
Following the discussion on the Adult Care Home transition, Dr. Miller asked for discussion on the presention from Easter Seals UCP on the Medical/Health Home initiative. Members provided their feedback. After the discussion, Dr. Miller called for a motion. Desiree Peterson made a motion for continuation funding to Easter Seals/UCP of North Carolina & Virginia, Inc. for the Medical and Health Homes for People with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities: Coordination, Collaboration and Community Initiative. Approve funding for up to $75,000 (beginning October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016) for Year 3 (of 3) with required minimum of 25% non-federal matching funds ($25,000). Eric Chavis seconded the motion. Motion was carried.
Wrap Up and Reminders:
Following the discussion and action on the initiatives, Dr. Miller thanked the members for their input and adjourned the meeting.