Bill Summary for H 1043 (2019-2020)

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May 2 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 1043 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 28, 2020
AN ACT TO PROVIDE AID TO NORTH CAROLINIANS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) CRISIS.
Intro. by Bell, Jackson, Lewis.

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Senate amendment makes the following changes to the proposed Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition.

Part III. Transfer, Appropriations, and Allocations

Section 3.3 Allocation of Funds Appropriated to OSBM

Amends subdivision (39) to now allocate $65 million to the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) to establish the COVID-19 Rural Hospital Relief Fund (previously, to OSBM to provide a grant to the NC Healthcare Foundation). Directs OSBM to allocate grants to CMS designated critical access hospitals located in (1) a tier one county, or (2) a tier two county with a population of less than 150,000 (previously, the grants were for CMS designated critical access or non-critical access rural hospitals). Requires grants to be awarded at $350,000 for each critical access hospital and at least $250,000 for each eligible hospital located in tier one or tier two county. Makes conforming changes.

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