AN ACT DESIGNATING POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY AWARENESS DAY IN NORTH CAROLINA; ADDRESSING PARENTAL CONSENT AND THE DISPOSITION OF FETAL REMAINS; AND AUTHORIZING ENGAGEMENT WITH THIRD-PARTY TOXICOLOGY LABORATORIES TO GUIDE RESOURCES. SL 2019-225. Enacted September 18, 2019. Effective September 18, 2019, except as otherwise provided.
Summary date: Sep 19 2019 - More information
Summary date: Aug 28 2019 - More information
Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition.
Deletes Part II of the act, which established the Joint Legislative Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Student Athletes.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Summary date: Aug 5 2019 - More information
House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.
Increases the membership of the proposed Joint Legislative Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Student Athletes from nine to ten members, adding a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Cardiology to be appointed upon the recommendation of the of the cochairs.
Ads a section authorizing the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, local health departments, and local law enforcement agencies to engage third party toxicology labs for providing data to guide the delivery of drug treatment and law enforcement resources. Sets out required capabilities of such third party labs.
Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.
Summary date: Jul 30 2019 - More information
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Increases the membership of the proposed Joint Legislative Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Student Athletes from seven to nine members, adding representatives of the NC High School Athletic Association and the NC Athletic Trainers' Association, appointed upon recommendation of the cochairs.
Enacts new GS 130A-421 to require the attending physician or individual in charge at the facility where an unintended fetal death occurs to obtain consent from the mother before disposing of expelled or extracted fetal remains when fetal death results from accidental injury, stillbirth, or miscarriage. Requires consent from the father if the mother is unable to give consent and the father is known and able to be contacted within seven days. Allows the fetal remains to be disposed of if neither parent is able or available to give consent. Restricts disposal upon parental consent, or without consent when parental consent is not available, to burial, cremation, or incineration in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Further restricts disposal of fetal remains to burial or cremation only if disposing of fetal remains that have developed beyond completion of the second trimester of gestation. Applies to the disposition of remains on or after January 1, 2020.
Makes organizational changes. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles and effective date provisions.
Summary date: May 2 2019 - More information
Senate amendment #1 adds the following to the 1st edition.
Establishes the seven-member Joint Legislative Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Student Athletes (Task Force) to study (1) sudden cardiac arrest or the frequency of other heart conditions in student athletes, (2) other jurisdictions' mitigating strategies that have been implemented, (3) the cost of requiring testing of heart conditions, and (4) any other relevant issues. Provides for the Task Force's membership, meetings, powers and authorities, member expenses, and staff. Prohibits a Task Force consultant from being a State employee or a person under contract with the State to provide services. Deems expenses of the Task Force to be expenses for the joint operation of the General Assembly. Directs the Task Force to begin meeting no later than October 1, 2019, and submit a final report to the General Assembly by April 1, 2020, as specified. Terminates the Task Force upon the filing of its final report or April 1, 2020, whichever is first. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Summary date: Apr 1 2019 - More information
Includes whereas clauses.
Enacts GS 103-15 to designate June 27 as title indicates.
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