§ 23-64.1-6. Disparities impact and evaluation report.
(a) Beginning two (2) years after establishment of the commission, and every two (2) years after, the commission shall prepare a disparities impact and evaluation report which shall be posted on the department of health website and the website of the executive office of health and human services, and which shall be delivered to the governor, the speaker of the house, and the president of the senate. The report shall:
(1) Evaluate the likely positive or negative impact of programs, policies and activities established pursuant to § 23-64.1-4 as they relate to eliminating or reducing health disparities, based on quantifiable measures and evaluation benchmarks.
(2) Evaluate the state's progress toward eliminating or reducing racial and ethnic health disparities using the quantifiable measures and benchmarks outlined in subdivision (1).
(b) The commission shall hold public hearings to receive information to assist in the formation of this disparities impact and evaluation report. The hearings shall be held approximately six (6) months before each yearly evaluation.
(P.L. 2011, ch. 155, § 2; P.L. 2011, ch. 172, § 2.)