MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS MANAGEMENT (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 347 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 15, 2011
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE SURVEILLANCE AND REPORTING SYSTEM FOR HEALTH CARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS AND TO SUBJECT HOSPITALS TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATEWIDE SURVEILLANCE AND REPORTING SYSTEM.
Intro. by Purcell, Bingham, Mansfield.

Status: Ch. SL 2012-128 (Senate Action) (Jun 29 2012)

Bill History:

S 347/S.L. 2012-128

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 2 2012 - More information

    AN ACT RELATING TO REASONABLE SAFETY AND CONTAINMENT MEASURES FOR MANAGING PATIENTS PENDING INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT PLACEMENT. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 6/19/12. Enacted June 29, 2012. Effective June 29, 2012.


  • Summary date: Jun 19 2012 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
    Deletes all provisions in the previous edition and replaces them with AN ACT RELATING TO REASONABLE SAFETY AND CONTAINMENT MEASURES FOR MANAGING PATIENTS PENDING INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT PLACEMENT.
    Enacts new GS 122C-263.2 to provide that an acute care hospital or other site of first examination that is not operating as a licensable mental health facility is not acting as a 24-hour facility; operating a psychiatric, substance abuse, or special care unit; offering psychiatric or substance abuse services; or acting as a mental health facility, when using reasonable safety or containment measures and precautions, as listed, to manage patients pending involuntary commitment placement.
    Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to study specified LME activities related to acute care inpatient admissions and crisis services and to report quarterly to the General Assembly beginning October 1, 2012, and ending December 31, 2013.


  • Summary date: Mar 15 2011 - More information

    Enacts new GS 130A-150, directing the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) to establish a statewide surveillance system for health care-associated infections by December 31, 2011. Directs the Commission for Public Health to adopt rules necessary to implement such a system, which must include uniform standards for surveillance and reporting. Provides that hospitals, as defined in GS 131E-76(3), are subject to the system. Authorizes the Department to release to the public aggregated, de-identified data about infections only if release is in the public interest.


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