Bill Summary for S 297 (2019-2020)

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Mar 19 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 297 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 19, 2019
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE NORTH CAROLINA POLICY COLLABORATORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL TO ASSEMBLE A RESEARCH ADVISORY PANEL TO STUDY AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS ON STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A RESEARCH PROGRAM TO DETERMINE WHETHER ANY CLUSTERS OF CANCER INCIDENTS EXIST WITHIN THE STATE.
Intro. by Sawyer, Perry, T. Alexander.

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Requires the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory (Collaboratory) at UNC-Chapel Hill to assemble a research advisory panel (Panel) to discuss, review, and analyze statewide cancer data and develop a recommendation for the NCGA for the best strategy or strategies for potential implementation by the State regarding effective and credible research program design to determine if, and where, statistically significant clusters of cancer incidents exist within the state. Requires the Collaboratory to consult with five specified entities to identify experts, health care providers, and health insurance providers to determine those who are qualified and willing to participate on the Panel or as expert advisers to the Panel. Requires the Panel to have 10 to 30 members. Requires the Collaboratory to submit draft recommendations from the Panel to the NCGA as early as December 31, 2019, and final recommendations no later than April 30, 2020.

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