KNIGHT-LECOUNT ADVOCACY FOR MARROW ED. & REG.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 607 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 5, 2017
AN ACT DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AS MARROW DONATION AWARENESS MONTH AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT BONE MARROW DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION AND TO IMPLEMENT A PILOT PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS TO JOIN A BONE MARROW DONATION REGISTRY.
Intro. by Willingham.

Status: Ref to the Com on Health, if favorable, Appropriations (House Action) (Apr 10 2017)

Bill History:

H 607

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 6 2017 - More information

    Identical to S 673 filed on 4/4/17.

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Enacts GS 103-15 designating December as Marrow Donation Awareness Month. 

    Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, $26,000 for 2017‑18 to: (1) make available free of charge website printable publications on bone marrow donation and transplantation that is sufficient to allow an individual to make an informed decision about whether to participate in a local or national bone marrow donation registry; (2) raise public awareness about bone marrow donation and transplantation; (3) encourage North Carolina residents to consider joining a bone marrow donation registry. Effective July 1, 2017.

    Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health, $250,000 for 2017‑18 to be used exclusively to implement a bone marrow donation pilot program. Requires DHHS, in collaboration with the Department of Motor Vehicles, to establish the pilot program at Edgecombe County Department of Motor Vehicles and Wake County Department of Motor Vehicles, with each site given $125,000 to conduct the pilot program. Requires DHHS, by February 1, 2018, to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and the Fiscal Research Division on the status of the pilot program, and by May 1, 2020, give a final report of the program to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and the Fiscal Research Division. Effective July 1, 2017.


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