Enacts new Article 3E, North Carolina Surgeon General, in GS Chapter 147, providing as follows. Establishes the North Carolina Surgeon General to be appointed by the Governor and serve a term of four years. Requires that the Senate confirm the appointment, beginning January 1, 2024. Allows appointment to consecutive terms. Requires the Surgeon General to report to the Governor and work closely with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to ensure compliance with the Department of Health and Human Services strategic plans, policies, and implementation activities. Requires the Surgeon General to advise the Governor and Secretary on health policy and be a key spokesperson on public health issues. Sets out qualifications to be the Surgeon General, including being a physician licensed to practice in this state, and being a recognized leader in addressing the root causes of health disparities. Requires salary to be fixed by the Governor.
Appropriates $150,000 in recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Office of the Governor to create the Surgeon General position.
Effective July 1, 2020.
Bill S 757 (2019-2020)Summary date: May 14 2020 - More information
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