Bill Summary for H 572 (2021)

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May 6 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 572 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 14, 2021
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE CREATION OF A VACCINE MANDATE BY USE OF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER OR THE RULEMAKING PROCESS.
Intro. by Kidwell, Hanig, Moss.

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House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. 

Enacts GS 166A-19.30(c1), barring the Governor from requiring or mandating that any person receive a vaccination by operation of executive order. Grants civil and criminal immunity to any person who refuses to receive a vaccination under the statute. Makes conforming changes. Applies to executive orders and directives issued on or after the date the act becomes law. 

Amends GS 166A-19.12 to limit the revisions of the NC Emergency Operations Plan concerning immunization procedures in accordance with new GS 166A-19.30(c1). 

Adds new subdivision (3a) to GS 150B-19 to prohibit State agencies from adopting a rule that imposes a mandate or requirement resulting in disciplinary action for a person who receives a vaccination as a condition of the receipt, renewal, or reinstatements of a license by an agency. Applies to proposed rules published in the NC Register and proposed rules of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) on or after October 1, 2021.

Prohibits public health authorities, including the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the State Health Director, the Commission for Public Health, and local health directors from issuing an order requiring any individual to submit to COVID-19 vaccination or series of vaccinations.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

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