ENHANCE PATIENT SAFETY IN OPERATING ROOMS.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 157 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 3, 2015
AN ACT TO ENHANCE PATIENT SAFETY IN HOSPITAL AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL FACILITY OPERATING ROOMS BY REQUIRING AT LEAST ONE CIRCULATING NURSE TO BE PRESENT IN EACH OPERATING ROOM DURING EACH SURGICAL PROCEDURE.
Intro. by Bingham, J. Davis.

Status: Re-ref Com On Health Care (Senate Action) (Apr 16 2015)

SOG comments (1):

Identical bill

Bill as filed is identical to H 365 as filed 3/26/15.

S 157

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 3 2015 - More information

    Adds new Part 3A (consisting of new GS 131E-89), Patient Safety, to Article 5 of GS Chapter 131E. Enacts new GS 131E-89 and amends GS 131E-153 to require the North Carolina Medical Care Commission to adopt rules to require each licensed hospital to have at least one circulating nurse physically present in each operating room for the duration of each surgical procedure to (1) coordinate the nursing care and patient's safety needs and (2) support the surgical team during surgery. Prohibits the issuance or renewal of a license unless the applicant complies with these requirements. Effective October 1, 2015.


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