A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE COMPANY P0LICE OFFICERS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES TO USE APPROPRIATE AND REASONABLE FORCE TO KEEP A RESPONDENT AT THE FACILITY WHERE THE RESPONDENT IS TO OBTAIN AN EXAMINATION BY A PHYSICIAN OR PSYCHOLOGIST PURSUANT TO COURT ORDER.
Amends GS 74E-6 to give Ashe County hospital police officers the powers under (c) of the statute (giving company police officers the same powers as municipal and county police officers to make arrests for felonies and misdemeanors and to charge for infractions on specified property) and powers in that subsection upon a portion of any public road or highway passing through or immediately adjoining the property described in the subsection. Allows the chief executive officer of any local hospital or hospital authority that employs or contracts with hospital police officers to (1) enter into joint agreements with the governing board of any municipality to extend the law enforcement authority of hospital police officers into any of the municipality's jurisdiction and to determine the circumstances under which the authority may be granted and (2) enter into joint agreements with the governing board of any county, with the sheriff's consent, to extend the law enforcement authority of hospital police officers into any of the county's jurisdiction and to determine the circumstances under which the authority may be granted. Makes conforming changes.
Applies to Ashe County only. Effective July 1, 2013.
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