Bill Summary for S 321 (2013-2014)

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Jul 25 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 321 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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.
Intro. by J. Davis, Newton, Goolsby.

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Conference report makes the following changes to the 8th edition.

Amends 153A-225.2, Payment of medical care of prisoners, making technical changes. Deletes provisions that prohibited counties from avoiding payment liability by releasing a prisoner or other person in lawful custody for the purpose of avoiding liability for medical care payment. Makes organizational changes.

Makes technical changes to Section 3 of the act, concerning the collaboration between the Division of Medical Assistance, Department of Health and Human Services, and the NC Association of County Commissioners.

Amends GS 7A-142, Vacancies in office, making a clarifying change.

Deletes proposed section 10B-61, Private right of action.

Enacts new GS 10B-60(g)(2), providing that a party to a transaction requiring a notarial certificate for verification and any attorney licensed in this state that is involved in such a transaction can execute affidavits and file them with the Secretary of State, setting out actions which are alleged to constitute violations. After affidavits are filed, law enforcement agents are required to initiate and carry out investigations of violations.

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