AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A WORK GROUP TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR APPROPRIATE OVERSIGHT AND REGULATION OF THE PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE IN NORTH CAROLINA AND TO REPORT TO THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. Enacted June 22, 2018. Effective June 22, 2018.
Summary date: Jun 25 2018 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 12 2018 - View summary
Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Requires the work group be convened by September 15, 2018 (was, September 15, 2017).
Directs the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services by January 15, 2019 (was, January 31, 2018).
Summary date: Jun 22 2017 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Deletes all provisions of the previous edition, including the long and short titles. Now provides the following.
Directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS), or the Secretary's designee, to convene a work group to study the delivery of naturopathic medicine in North Carolina. Details reasons for why certification of professionals practicing naturopathic medicine is necessary, including protecting citizens from fraud or damage to their health. Specifies composition of the work group.
Directs the work group to develop recommendations necessary to provide appropriate oversight and regulation of naturopathic medicine in the State including the three specific considerations provided, one being whether the practice of naturopathic medicine should constitute the practice of medicine or surgery as defined in GS Chapter 90.
Directs the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services by January 31, 2018, including those topics specified. Also requires the report to include recommendations on appropriate fees for application, examination, certification, renewals, and late renewals as appropriate, to cover the costs associated with oversight.
Summary date: Mar 7 2017 - View summary
Amends GS 90-113.75A to add a representative from the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety to the Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee, which is housed and staffed by the Department of Health and Human Services. Makes organizational and technical changes to the statute.