Legal Basics for Human Services Directors and Administrators

This course is designed to provide leaders in local public health, social services, and consolidated human services agencies with an introduction to key areas of North Carolina law affecting their agencies’ services at the local level. The newly redesigned one-day version of this course supplements the Local Government Fundamentals course, which participants are strongly encouraged to take before or soon after attending Legal Basics. This course has been moved to online only. 

2022 Legal Basics for Human Services Directors and Administrators Final Agenda 

More information about the Local Government Fundamentals course is available here.

Additional information

For materials from previous course years, click here.

 

There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

For materials from previous course years, click here.

 

2022 Legal Basics for Human Services Directors and Administrators Final Agenda 

 

Materials for March 7, 2022

Introduction to Law and the Legislative Process – PDF Slides 

The North Carolina General Assembly - PDF Handout 

Aimee Wall and Christine Wunsche, UNC School of Government

 

Human Services: A Changing Landscape – PDF Slides 

Kristi Nickodem, UNC School of Government

 

Morning concurrent sessions

  • Public Health: State Rulemaking, Local Health Department Accreditation, Local Boards of Health (composition and legal powers and duties)

Legal Basics for NCLHD Accreditation - PDF Slides 

North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Program 

N.C. Local Health Departments, Directors, & Boards - PDF Slides 

Public Health, a chapter in County and Municipal Government in North Carolina (2014) - PDF Handout 

Public Health Rulemaking - PDF Slides 

Jill Moore, School of Government; Virginia R. Niehaus, Division of Public Health; and Amy Belflower Thomas, NC Institute for Public Health

Blog Post 2021 legislative changes to child welfare:

https://civil.sog.unc.edu/its-october-and-child-welfare-legislative-changes-are-in-effect/

https://civil.sog.unc.edu/s-l-2021-100-amends-the-juvenile-code-related-to-abuse-neglect-dependency-and-termination-of-parental-rights/

https://civil.sog.unc.edu/legislative-changes-focus-on-foster-parents/

https://civil.sog.unc.edu/juveniles-in-dss-custody-presenting-at-hospital-ed-for-mental-health-treatment-new-laws-and-new-court-hearing-possible/

https://civil.sog.unc.edu/parents-and-drugs-takeaways-from-s-l-2021-100-and-132-and-a-recent-u-s-dept-of-justice-investigation/

https://civil.sog.unc.edu/the-impact-of-s-l-2021-132-on-the-confidentiality-of-child-protective-services-information-and-records/

https://civil.sog.unc.edu/from-6-to-10-new-minimum-age-for-juvenile-delinquency-and-undisciplined-jurisdiction/

Resources (updated editions are coming this month!)

Abuse, Neglect, Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings in North Carolina (the A/N/D-TPR Manual) (Feb. 2022 edition available by March 12th) online at no cost here or for purchase ($45) in a soft bound volume here.

Stages of Abuse, Neglect, Dependency Cases: From Report to Final Disposition (2021 Ed), here.

Sara DePasquale, UNC School of Government

 

Afternoon plenary sessions

Liability for Human Services – PDF Slides 

Kristi Nickodem, UNC School of Government

 

Employment Issues in Human Services - PDF Slides 

Personnel Decisions for North Carolina’s Consolidated Human Services Agencies - PDF Handout

The Mysteries of Comp Time Revealed Blog Post - PDF Handout

Confidentiality of Personnel Records - PDF Handout 

Diane Juffras, UNC School of Government

 

Medicaid Transformation – PDF Slides 

Mark Botts, UNC School of Government

 

 Afternoon concurrent sessions

Jill Moore, UNC School of Government

Kristi Nickodem, UNC School of Government

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Charmain Cale

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.966.4157
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government