Bill Summaries: S456 DESIGNATE PRIMARY STROKE CENTERS.

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  • Summary date: May 9 2013 - More information

    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. Enacted May 8, 2013. Effective October 1, 2013.

     

     


  • Summary date: Apr 18 2013 - More information

    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.

     


  • Summary date: Apr 11 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition.

    Reorganizes the content of the bill. Deletes language which permitted the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to designate a hospital as a primary stroke center if DHHS is satisfied that it is certified as a primary stroke center bysome nationally recognized accrediting body requiring conformance to best practices for stroke care.


  • Summary date: Mar 26 2013 - More information

    Enacts new GS 131E-78.5 to prohibit a hospital from advertising or holding itself out as a primary stroke center unless the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has designated it as such. Requires DHHS to designate a hospital as a primary stroke center if DHHS is satisfied that it is certified as a primary stroke center by the Joint Commission or some other nationally recognized accrediting body requiring conformance to best practices for stroke care. Requires hospitals designated as primary stroke centers to coordinate appropriate care with other licensed hospitals through a formal written agreement and includes issues to be addressed in the agreement. Requires DHHS to keep a list of the primary stroke centers, post the list on the DHHS website, and provide the list to emergency medical service providers annually. Allows DHHS to suspend or revoke a designation as a stroke center, and hospitals may contest any adverse actions by DHHS on the primary stroke center designation. Provides that the statute is not to be construed to (1) establish a standard of medical practice for stroke patients or (2) restrict the authority of any hospital to provide services authorized under its hospital license. Effective October 1, 2013.


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