House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:
Makes a clarifying change.
Deletes language which provided for an appropriation of $25,000 for fiscal year 2015-16 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, for a campaign to ensure that specified hospitals are aware of the new influenza vaccination requirements.
Changes the act's effective date from July 1, 2015, to when the act becomes law.
Bill H 925 (2015-2016)Summary date: Apr 27 2015 - View summary
Bill H 925 (2015-2016)Summary date: Apr 20 2015 - View summary
Enacts new GS 131E-79.10 requiring licensed hospitals, from October 1 through March 1 of each year, to offer immunization against the flu before discharging a patient aged 65 or older who has been admitted for inpatient care, unless it is medically contraindicated, and makes it contingent on whether the vaccine is available.
Appropriates $25,000 for 2015-16 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, to be used for a campaign to ensure that all hospitals subject to the requirements of new GS 131E‑79.10 are aware of these requirements and understand what constitutes compliance with these requirements.
Effective July 1, 2015.