A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO STUDY FEDERAL AND STATE BARRIERS TO A MARKET-BASED HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM, TO COMPARE HOSPITAL-BASED OPERATING ROOM AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS AS A VENUE FOR THE PROVISION OF SURGICAL SERVICES, TO STUDY NORTH CAROLINA'S CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER STATES, AND TO STUDY OTHER RELATED CERTIFICATE OF NEED ISSUES.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the long title.
Deletes the provisions of the previous edition in its entirety and makes the following proposed changes.
Authorizes the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) to conduct a study of the state's health care delivery system and certificate of need law. Provides that the study must include the following five items:
(1) A study of barriers to a market-based health care delivery system from the federal level.
(2) A study of barriers to a market based health care delivery system at the state level.
(3) A comparison of same day surgery offered by hospital-based or hospital-owned operating rooms and non-hospital-based ambulatory surgical centers.
(4) A study of the NC certificate of need law in comparison to other states both with and without certificate of need programs.
(5) Any other issues pertinent to this study.
Provides that the LRC can make an interim report to the 2014 General Assembly and will make a final report to the 2015 General Assembly.
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