AN ACT EXEMPTING AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO SUBMIT DEMOGRAPHIC AND CLINICAL DATA, EXTENDING FOR CERTAIN PROVIDERS AND ENTITIES THE DEADLINES FOR MANDATORY PARTICIPATION IN THE STATEWIDE HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE NETWORK KNOWN AS NC HEALTHCONNEX, AND INSTITUTING REFORMS TO PROTECT PATIENTS.
Amends GS 90-414.4(a1), making the following one-year extensions for mandatory connection to the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Network. Requires participation by providers of Medicaid and State-funded health care services not otherwise provided for by October 1, 2022. Requires participations by ambulatory surgical centers, licensed dentists, licensed physicians with a primary practice in psychiatry, and the State Lab of Public Health by June 1, 2022. Requires participation by registered pharmacies, and state health care facilities under the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services' jurisdiction by June 1, 2022.