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§ 122C‑147.1. Appropriations and allocations.

(a)        Except as providedin subsection (b) of this section, funds shall be appropriated by the GeneralAssembly in broad age/disability categories. The Secretary shall allocate andaccount for funds in broad age/disability categories so that the area authoritymay, with flexibility, earn funds in response to local needs that areidentified within the payment policy developed in accordance with G.S. 122C‑143.1(b).

(b)        When the GeneralAssembly determines that it is necessary to appropriate funds for a morespecific purpose than the broad age/disability category, the Secretary shalldetermine whether expenditure accounting, special reporting within earning froma broad fund, the Memorandum of Agreement, or some other mechanism allows thebest accounting for the funds.

(b1)      Notwithstandingsubsection (b) of this section, funds appropriated by the General Assembly forcrisis services shall not be allocated in broad disability or age/disabilitycategories. Subsection (c) of this section shall not apply to fundsappropriated by the General Assembly for crisis services.

(c)        Funds that havebeen appropriated by the General Assembly for a more specific purpose thanspecified in subsection (a) of this section shall be converted to a broadage/disability category at the beginning of the second biennium following theappropriation, unless otherwise acted upon by the General Assembly.

(d)        The Secretary shallallocate funds to area programs:

(1)        To be earned in apurchase of service basis, at negotiated reimbursement rates, for services thatare included in the payment policy and delivered to mentally ill,developmentally disabled, and substance abuse clients and for services that areincluded in the payment policy to other recipients; or

(2)        To be paid under agrant on the basis of agreed‑upon expenditures, when the Secretarydetermines that it would be impractical to pay on a purchase of service basis.

(d1)      Notwithstandingsubsections (b) and (d) of this section, each area program shall determinewhether to earn the funds for crisis services and funds for services tosubstance abuse clients in a purchase‑for‑service basis, under agrant, or some combination of the two. Area programs shall account for fundsexpended on a grant basis according to procedures required by the Secretary andin a manner that is similar to funds expended in a purchase‑for‑servicebasis.

(e)        After the close ofa fiscal year, final payments of funds shall be made:

(1)        Under the purchaseof service basis, on the earnings of the area authority for the delivery toindividuals within each age/disability group, of any services that areconsistent with the payment policy established in G.S. 122C‑143.1(b), upto the final allocation amount; or

(2)        When awarded on an expenditurebasis, on allowable actual expenditures, up to the final allocation amount.

Under rules adopted by theSecretary, final payments shall be adjusted on the basis of the audit requiredin G.S. 122C‑144.1(d). (1993, c. 321, s. 220(j); 2007‑323, ss.10.49(b), (q).)