Bill Summary for S 456 (2013-2014)

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Apr 18 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 456 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO DESIGNATE QUALIFIED HOSPITALS AS PRIMARY STROKE CENTERS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JUSTUS-WARREN HEART DISEASE AND STROKE PREVENTION TASK FORCE.
Intro. by Pate, Bingham, Wade.

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Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Amends GS 131E-78.5 (Designation as primary stroke center) replacing GS 131E-78.5(a), with language that provides that the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) will designate any hospital licensed under this article that demonstrates to the Department that the hospital is certified by the Joint Commission or another nationally recognized accrediting body that requires compliance with the best practices for stroke care as a primary stroke center. Includes provisions for reporting certification and certification changes.

Amends GS 131E-78.5(d), providing that a licensed hospital cannot advertise or hold itself out as a primary stroke center unless certified as such by the Joint Commission or another nationally recognized accrediting body that requires compliance with the best practices for stroke care in order to be identified as a primary stroke center.

Deletes GS 131E-78.5(e) and (f) concerning the Department's suspension of designation as a primary stroke center.

 

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