Bill Summaries: H 827 DESIGNATE PRIMARY STROKE CENTERS.

Tracking:
  • Summary date: Apr 11 2013 - More information

    Identical to S 456, filed 3/26/13.

    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.


© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.

Printer-friendly: Click to view