Bill Lamb, MSW, MPA, executive director of Friends of Residents in Long Term Care, will present a program “A Review of the 2017 Legislative Session: Through the Lens of Long Term Care” on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. in the Senior Enrichment Center. Hosted by the Moore County Nursing & Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee, the program is free of charge and open to the public.
Lamb will cover new legislature as it relates to penalties and the star rating system for assisted living facilities as well as other legislative issues affecting adult care homes and skilled nursing facilities.
Lamb worked at the UNC Institute on Aging as Associate Director for Public Service from July of 2000 until his retirement. He came to the Institute after a 30-year career working in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He retired as the Chief of Planning for the NC Division of Aging.
Highlights of Lamb’s work with the Department of Health and Human Services include: one of the first state consultants to work with the Medicaid Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults; initiating the Medicaid Enhanced Care Program in Adult Care Homes and local Social Services Departments, producing three legislatively mandated State Aging Services Plans, producing North Carolina Comes of Age a demographic profile of older North Carolinians.
Lamb holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University; a master’s degree in social work from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a master’s degree in public administration from North Carolina State University.