FIRST RESPONDERS/HEALTH CARE POAS REQUIRED. (NEW)

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House Bill 694 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 27, 2021
AN ACT REQUIRING THAT EMPLOYEES WHO MUST RESPOND FIRST TO EMERGENCIES MUST HAVE HEALTH CARE POWERS OF ATTORNEY.
Intro. by McNeely, Faircloth, Miller, McNeill.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 12 2021)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title. Original title was AN ACT REQUIRING THAT EMPLOYEES WHO MUST RESPOND FIRST TO EMERGENCIES MUST HAVE MEDICAL POWERS OF ATTORNEY.

H 694

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 11 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
    Revises the terminology used in proposed GS 95-28.5, now directing that all State and local governments which employ public first responders require that all first-responder employees have a health care, rather than medical, power of attorney, provide access to the health care power of attorney to the employer, and review the power of attorney annually with their supervisor. Adds and defines health care power of attorney. Makes conforming changes. Changes the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Apr 27 2021 - More information

    Amends Article 3 of GS Chapter 95 (Department of Labor regulations) to add GS 95-28.5 directing that all state and local governments which employ public first responders require that all first-responder employees have a medical power of attorney, provide access to the medical power of attorney to the employer, and review the power of attorney annually with their supervisor. Also directs that private employers which employ private first-responders require their first-responder employees to have a medical power of attorney. Provides definitions for the section. Effective January 1, 2022.


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