Bill Summary for S 231 (2015-2016)

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Mar 10 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 231 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 10, 2015
AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY THE CONCEPT OF A UNIFIED PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM AND THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A UNIFIED PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM WITHIN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Intro. by Hartsell.

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Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to study, by May 1, 2015, the concept of a unified public health system for the state and report on the feasibility of establishing such a system to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and the Program Evaluation Division. Requires that the report include at least six specified elements including an evaluation of the state's publicly financed health services compared to at least 12 other states, an evaluation of the publicly financed health service delivery structure in the state, and an evaluation of the governance structure of public health and mental health.

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