AN ACT TO CAP REIMBURSEMENT BY COUNTIES, TO MAKE ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO PAYMENT, FOR MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDED TO INMATES IN COUNTY JAILS, TO ALLOW COUNTIES TO UTILIZE MEDICAID FOR ELIGIBLE PRISONERS, TO PROVIDE THAT VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF DISTRICT COURT JUDGE SHALL BE FILLED BY APPOINTMENT OF THE GOVERNOR; AND TO CREATE A PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION AGAINST NOTARIES WHO VIOLATE THE NOTARY PUBLIC ACT.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 153A-225(a)(4) to provide that the plan developed by each unit that operates a local confinement facility may use Medicaid coverage for inpatient hospitalization for eligible prisoners. Makes this section effective July 1, 2014 (was July 1, 2013).
Directs the Department of Public Safety to work with counties to prepare for the July 1, 2014, effective date, upon whichMedicaid coverage can be utilized for inpatient hospitalization for eligible individuals.
Provides that the effective date for the remainder of this act remains July 1, 2013.
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