AN ACT REMOVING THE REQUIREMENT THAT BUPRENORPHINE PRESCRIBERS REGISTER WITH THE STATE, IN ADDITION TO REGISTERING WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT; DECRIMINALIZING THE USE OF DRUG TESTING EQUIPMENT TO DETECT CONTAMINANTS; BROADENING THE OBJECTIVES OF SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS TO ENCOMPASS REDUCING THE NUMBER OF DRUG OVERDOSES IN THE STATE; AND REMOVING THE BAN ON THE USE OF STATE FUNDS TO PURCHASE CERTAIN SUPPLIES.
Amends GS 131D-2.15 to clarify that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is required to ensure that adult care home facilities conduct and complete a resident assessment within 72 hours after admission and annually thereafter. Adds to the statute, permitting adult care home facilities to use a service plan that was completed as a result of an assessment to determine a resident's eligibility for personal care services under the Medicaid State Plan to fulfill the activities of daily living portion of any service or care plan required by the statute or any rules adopted under Article 1, GS Chapter 131D, concerning adult care homes. Makes clarifying and technical changes.
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