AN ACT TO DIRECT THE NORTH CAROLINA POLICY COLLABORATORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL TO ASSEMBLE A RESEARCH ADVISORY PANEL TO STUDY AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS ON STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A RESEARCH PROGRAM TO DETERMINE WHETHER ANY CLUSTERS OF CANCER INCIDENTS EXIST WITHIN THE STATE. SL 2019-145. Enacted July 19, 2019. Effective July 19, 2019.
Bill S 297 (2019-2020)Summary date: Jul 22 2019 - View summary
Summary date: Mar 27 2019 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Now permits the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory (Collaboratory) at UNC-Chapel Hill to submit draft recommendations from the research advisory panel to the NCGA as early as December 31, 2019, and requires the final recommendations to the NCGA no later than April 30, 2020 (previously required both the draft and final recommendations to be submitted in those same timeframes).
Bill S 297 (2019-2020)Summary date: Mar 19 2019 - View summary
Requires the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory (Collaboratory) at UNC-Chapel Hill to assemble a research advisory panel (Panel) to discuss, review, and analyze statewide cancer data and develop a recommendation for the NCGA for the best strategy or strategies for potential implementation by the State regarding effective and credible research program design to determine if, and where, statistically significant clusters of cancer incidents exist within the state. Requires the Collaboratory to consult with five specified entities to identify experts, health care providers, and health insurance providers to determine those who are qualified and willing to participate on the Panel or as expert advisers to the Panel. Requires the Panel to have 10 to 30 members. Requires the Collaboratory to submit draft recommendations from the Panel to the NCGA as early as December 31, 2019, and final recommendations no later than April 30, 2020.