Bill Summary for H 20 (2015-2016)

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Sep 17 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 20 (Public) Filed Wednesday, January 28, 2015
AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE PARENT EDUCATION DURING WELL‑CHILD VISITS AT SPECIFIC AGE INTERVALS REGARDING TYPE I DIABETES; AMEND THE LAW PERTAINING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS; AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MUNICIPALITY OR HOSPITAL AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE SALE OR LEASE OF A PUBLIC HOSPITAL; PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS UNDER THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED LAW; AND REPEAL NORTH CAROLINA'S CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC ADVANTAGE LAWS.
Intro. by C. Graham.

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Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 5th edition.

Amends the long title.

Deletes language that added the term and definition of existing hospital for use in the Hospital Licensure Act found in GS Chapter 131E, Article 5. Also deletes language that deemed existing hospitals operational for the purposes of the Hospital Licensure Act as well as exempting them from certificate of need review upon written notice that the hospital will be opening within 36 months.

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.

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