Bill Summary for S 149 (2019-2020)

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Feb 26 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 149 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 26, 2019
AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO PRESCRIBE OR PROVIDE HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR VETERANS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.
Intro. by D. Davis, Perry.

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Bill summary

Identical to H 50, filed 2/12/19.

Includes whereas clauses and titles the act. Specifies statutes reserved for future codification. Enacts Part 5, Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Services for Veterans, to Article 6 of GS Chapter 122.

Enacts GS 122C-465, setting forth defined terms.

Enacts GS 122C-465.1, prohibiting any person other than an authorized medical professional from prescribing or providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment to a veteran for the treatment of traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder. Authorizes any veteran NC resident who has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder by an authorized medical professional to receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment in NC. Requires prescribers and providers of such treatment to do so in a manner compliant with the standard approved treatment protocols for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

Effective October 1, 2019.

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