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Government Relations-- Current Legislation



The North Carolina Legislature is not always in session but there are always issues to address! If you have a current issue, please contact Kay Castillo


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Current Issues

2019 NASW-NC Legislative Agenda


2019 Budget Priorities for North Carolina Legislators


2017 NASW-NC Advocacy Snapshot

2017 NASW-NC Clinical Social Work Advocacy


2018 Advocacy Updates

April 2018: TRICARE/Humana Issues, Medicaid Transformation Concept Papers, School Social Workers and School Violence, NASW-NC Legislative and PACE Committee Work, and Mental Health and Substance Use Parity


May 2018: This update includes critical information on the Health Information Exchange, Improving Aging and Adult Services in North Carolina, Medicaid Transformation, Action needed to save Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and the upcoming short session!


Legislative Wrap-Up: Update on What Became Law (July 2018)


August/September 2018: Medicaid Transformation, Health Information Exchange Update, School Social Work, Upcoming Sessions

Legislative Session

Updated Legislative Agenda: 2018 Legislative Agenda

As the world of policy moves quickly, the NASW-NC Legislative Committee, Board of Directors and Staff decided to update the NASW-NC Legislative Agenda to better reflect our work going into the 2018 Legislative Short Session which began May 16th and adjourned June 29th!


The 2018 Legislative Session is adjourned! See our final Legislative Update with details on 6 Constitutional Amendments coming to the ballot in November. Other Legislative Updates can be found in Updates for Members!

2018 State Budget Response


DSS Reorganization

In 2017, legislators created a working group to study how to best reform Department of Social Services in our state and provide better support to counties. NASW-NC was consulted and recommended several task force members.


The UNC School of Government is overseeing the committee and has compiled resources from all meetings including recording, minutes, and other material used. Click here to view the work being done by the committee.

NASW-NC 2017 DSS Reorganization Legislative Update
NASW-NC makes comments on Proposed Social Services Regional Maps


Medicaid Transformation

Medicaid Reform and Transformation- NASW-NC Public Comments

For more information on Medicaid Transformation, check out The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

NASW-NC has been providing comments on various Concept Papers released by the Department of Health and Human Services. Below you will find a link to the Concept Paper followed by a link to NASW-NC comments.


1) Using Standardized Social Determinants of Health Screening Questions to Identify and Assist Patients with Unmet Health-related Resource Needs in North Carolina.

2) North Carolina's Vision for Long-term Services and Supports under Managed Care

3) Centralized Credentialing and Provider Enrollment

4) Managed Care Benefits and Clinical Coverage Policies

5) North Carolina's Care Management Strategy Under Managed Care

6) Prepaid Health Plan Network Adequacy and Accessibility Standards

7) Supporting Provider Transitions to Medicaid Managed Care

View Past NASW-NC Legislative Issues

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