AN ACT TO CREATE THE NORTH CAROLINA WOMEN'S CANCER RESEARCH AND PREVENTION TASK FORCE.
Includes whereas clauses.
Enacts Part 30A, Women's Cancer Research and Prevention Task Force, in Article 3 of GS Chapter 143B. Establishes the 17-member Women's Cancer Research and Prevention Task Force (Task Force) in the Department of Health and Human Services, with members appointed by the General Assembly and the Governor. Sets out the Task Force's nine duties, which include identifying evidence-based strategies for controlling risks and preventing cancer development in women; adopting and promoting a statewide comprehensive Women's Cancer Prevention Plan to the general public, State and local elected officials, various public and private organizations and associations, businesses and industries, agencies, potential funders, and other community resources; and identifying, examining limitations of, and recommending to the Governor and the General Assembly changes to existing laws, regulations, programs, services, and policies to enhance cancer prevention by and for the women of North Carolina. Members serve three-year terms and no member may serve more than two consecutive terms. Prohibits the Task Force from meeting more than twice annually at the call of the Chair. Requires the Task Force to report to the Governor and the specified NCGA committee by October 1 of each even-numbered year.
Requires that membership appointments be made no later 30 days after the adjournment of the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Sets out provisions for staggering membership terms.