AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO PRESCRIBE HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR VETERANS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. SL 2019-175. Enacted July 26, 2019. Effective October 1, 2019.
Bill Summaries: H50 ALLOW HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR TBI/PTSD.
Summary date: Jul 29 2019 - View Summary
Summary date: Mar 26 2019 - View Summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the act's long title.
Amends proposed GS 122C-465.1 to now prohibit any person other than an authorized medical professional from prescribing (was, prescribing or providing) hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment to a veteran for the treatment of traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder. Makes conforming changes.
Summary date: Feb 12 2019 - View Summary
Includes whereas clauses and titles the act. Specifies statutes reserved for future codification. Enacts Part 5, Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Services for Veterans, to Article 6 of GS Chapter 122.
Enacts GS 122C-465, setting forth defined terms.
Enacts GS 122C-465.1, prohibiting any person other than an authorized medical professional from prescribing or providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment to a veteran for the treatment of traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder. Authorizes any veteran NC resident who has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder by an authorized medical professional to receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment in NC. Requires prescribers and providers of such treatment to do so in a manner compliant with the standard approved treatment protocols for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Effective October 1, 2019.