We had our agency Sunset Hearing last Wednesday in the Senate.  Every 10 years our agency comes up for a redetermination to see if the mission of the department is still necessary etc.  If so, then ADHS is “reauthorized”- hopefully for another 10 years.  The bill (HB 2029) passed out of the House several weeks ago- and it passed the test in the Senate Health Committee last week.  The bill reauthorizes ADHS for the next 10 years  and goes to a full vote in the Senate soon.  We don’t expect any trouble.  The sunset is also tied to the Auditor General Report entitled: Department of Health Services—Sunset Factors (September 2009, Report No. 09-11) which also recommended that our authorization be extended for another 10 years.