Bill Summary for S 161 (2021-2022)

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Feb 25 2021

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Senate Bill 161 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 25, 2021
AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO EXPAND THE STATEWIDE TELEPSYCHIATRY PROGRAM (NC-STEP).
Intro. by Davis, Steinburg, Corbin.

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Includes whereas clauses. Appropriates $1 million from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Central Management and Support, Office of Rural Health for the 2021-23 biennium. Requires allocation of the funds to the ECU Center for Telepsychiatry and e-Behavioral Health for the statewide telepsychiatry program established under specified state law, to establish five new NC-STeP sites. Effective July 1, 2021.

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