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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 698 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 26, 2015
Intro. by Hise.

Status: Ch. SL 2015-288 (Senate Action) (Oct 29 2015)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title. Original long title was AN ACT DIRECTING THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES TO STUDY STATE AGENCY USE OF UTILITY-BASED COMPUTING.

Bill History:

S 698/S.L. 2015-288

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Nov 5 2015 - View Summary

    AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED LAW. Enacted October 29, 2015. Section 4 is effective January 1, 2018. The remainder is effective October 29, 2015.

  • Summary date: Sep 28 2015 - View Summary

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Enacts new GS 131E-13(h), concerning the lease or sale of a hospital by a municipality or hospital authority, providing that a municipality or hospital authority can solicit additional, new prospective lessees or buyers if all specified sale requirements have been complied with and after good faith negotiations no lease, sale, or conveyance has been approved. Provides that such solicitation cannot occur before 120 days have passed since the public hearing concerning the transaction was held. Provides that once new lessees or buyers have been solicited, any lease, sale, or conveyance can be approved without repeating compliance with the initial requirements for such a transaction. Sets out the following four exceptions to approving a transaction without repeating compliance requirements: (1) requiring providing information concerning charges, services, and indigent care at similar facilities currently owned or operated by the proposed lessee or buyer, (2) requiring that the municipality or authority declares its intent to approve the transaction at a meeting held on 10 days' public notice as specified, (3) not approving the transaction until 10 days have passed since the meeting required above, and (4) making the proposed contract available to the public at least 10 days before the above required meeting.

    Repeals GS Chapter 90, Article 1E (Certificate of Public Advantage) and GS Chapter 131E, Article 9A (Certificate of Public Advantage). Effective January 1, 2018.

    Amends GS 131E-23, concerning the powers of a hospital authority, providing that hospital authorities have the power to engage in health care activities outside of North Carolina.  

  • Summary date: Sep 24 2015 - View Summary

    House committee substitute deletes all provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. 

    Amends GS 131E-184 to exempt a Legacy Medical Care Facility from certificate of need review when being acquired or reopened. Requires the operator of the facility to submit written notice to the Department of Health and Human Services concerning its intention to acquire or reopen a Legacy Medical Care Facility and that it will be operational within 36 months of the notice. 

    Amends GS 131E-76, the definitions for use in the Hospital Licensure Act, adding and defining Legacy Medical Care Facility to mean an institution that (1) is not presently operating, (2) has not continuously operated for at least the last six months, and (3) within the last 24 months has been operated by a person holding a license pursuant to GS 131E-77 and was primarily engaged in providing inpatients specified services by or under the care and supervision of physicians.

    Changes the act's short and long titles. 

  • Summary date: Mar 31 2015 - View Summary

    Requires the Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) to study the use of and cost savings associated with the adoption of utility‑based cloud computing services by State agencies, defining utility‑based computing to mean the process of providing computing service through an on‑demand, pay‑per‑use billing method, metering the offered services. Specifies items that must be included in the study.  Requires the State Chief Information Officer to make a written report by October 1, 2015, to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology on the results of the OITS review of utility‑based computing.