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  • Summary date: Feb 13 2023 - View Summary

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Appropriates $25 million in recurring funds for 2023-24 and for 2024-25 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, to be allocated to local health departments, with the amount to the local health departments as specified in the act, to: (1) continue to address the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 public health emergency and other communicable disease challenges; (2) better prepare the State for emerging and re-emerging public health threats; and (3) retain and hire additional communicable disease staff, including public health nurses and other public health professionals, who are vital not only to maintaining North Carolina's communicable disease response but also to ensuring that the essential public health services are available and accessible to the population served by the local health department. Sets out a timeline for the distribution of the funds. Effective July 1, 2023.