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  • Summary date: Mar 14 2023 - View Summary

    Contains whereas clauses. Requires the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program (NC AHEC), in consultation with certain organizations, to study (1) the availability of community preceptors in North Carolina and nearby states and (2) the demand for those preceptors, including factors that influence the supply and barriers that community-based outpatient clinicians face in teaching healthcare professional students.

    Specifies that as part of its study, NC AHEC must do at least the following: (1) Survey other states to identify the best innovative and effective approaches to address preceptor shortages for medical students, nurse practitioner students, physician assistant students, and prelicensure nursing students; (2) in consultation with certain agencies and nonprofit, research and report on the current approaches to identifying, engaging, financing, and evaluating clinical training sites and how schools use tuition funding to cover their students' costs related to clinical placements and training; and (3) employing certain benchmarks and in consultation with certain associations, assess the capacity of North Carolina and nearby states for clinical training sites.

    Requires NC AHEC to provide an interim report to the specified NCGA Committees by April 1, 2024 and a final report by September 1, 2024.

    Appropriates $250,000 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors in nonrecurring funds for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, and $250,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2024-2025 fiscal year to be allocated to UNC Chapel Hill for the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program to fund the study set forth above.

    Effective July 1, 2023.