Lani Hansen/Senior Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Oct. 13 by teleconference.
All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the regular session Oct. 30.
HEW addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 21-133 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute the Victims of Crimes Act certified assurances associated with the District Attorneys Council 2021 Victims of Crime Act Grant funds for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program. Representative Joyce Deere sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0. Anna Marshall was not present to vote on the legislation.
The $102,723.00 in grant funding will be used to aid victims in applying for Victims Compensation. In order to accept the grant MCN must execute VOCA Certified Assurances 2021.
TR 21-134 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute the Victims of Crime Act certified assurances associated with the District Attorneys Council 2021 Victims of Crime Act Grant funds for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. Rep. Anna Marshall sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.
The $65,237.00 in grant funding will be used to aid victims in applying for Victims Compensation. In order to accept the grant the MCN must execute the VOCA Certified Assurances 2021.
NCA 21-106 Amending MCNCA Title 27 substitute 3-301 entitled “Information to be provided” to exempt all Department of Health Personnel from Public Reporting requirements regarding compensation. Marshall sponsored the legislation, which was postponed until November with a vote of 4-0.
A list of all tribal positions such as names, grades, levels of persons and compensations are published in the Muscogee Nation News each year on July 31. MCN Department of Health wishes to be exempt from the list.
NCA 21-107 Authorizing the expenditure of grant funds awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for medication-assisted treatment-prescription drug and opioid addiction. Deere sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.
The grant funds will be used to expand and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment services for persons with an opioid use disorder seeking or receiving MAT.
Rep. Anna Marshall joined later in the meeting.
For video of committee meetings visit: www.mcnnc.com