Bill Summary for S 168 (2019-2020)

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Mar 20 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 168 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 27, 2019
AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO LAWS PERTAINING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND ADDING A PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIAN PRIVILEGE EXCEPTION TO CRIMES AGAINST JUVENILES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
Intro. by McKissick, Hise.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Titles the act as "Bethany's Law."

Further amends GS 90-94.1 (Exemption for use or possession of hemp extract), making the statute's provisions, as amended in the previous edition, apply to the use or possession of cannabis extract rather than hemp extract. Defines cannabis extract to mean an extract from a cannabis plant, or a mixture or preparation containing cannabis plant material, that is composed of more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol by weight and less than 0.9% tetrahydrocannabinol by weight, is composed of at least 5% cannabinoids other than tetrahydrocannabinol by weight, and contains no other pyschoactive substance. Makes conforming changes. 

Further amends Article 5G of GS Chapter 90 to now refer to "cannabis extract" rather than "hemp extract."

Makes clarifying changes to the definition of caregiver in GS 90-113.101.

Makes GS 90-113.101(1)d applicable to caregivers who register on or after December 1, 2019. 

Amends the act's long and short titles. 

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