STANDARDIZE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CODES.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 634 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REQUIRING THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL CARE COMMISSION TO ADOPT RULES ESTABLISHING STANDARDIZED HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CODES AND STANDARDIZED RESPONSES TO EACH OF THESE EMERGENCY CODES, AND REQUIRING HOSPITALS TO IMPLEMENT THEM.
Intro. by Lambeth, Hanes, Jones, Malone.

Status: Ref To Com On Health Care (Senate Action) (May 15 2013)

Bill History:

H 634

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 14 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:

    Amends the bill title to remove reference to provision requiring standardized responses to emergency codes.

    Revises GS 131E-88 to remove requirement that the NC Medical Care Commission (Commission) adopt rules for standardized responses to emergency codes and that hospitals implement such responses; deletes list of emergency situations that must be addressed in standardized emergency codes adopted by the Commission; clarifies that the Commission must adopt and hospitals must implement standardized emergency codes by July 1, 2015.

    Changes effective date to make the act effective when it becomes law (was January 1, 2014).


  • Summary date: Apr 9 2013 - More information

    Adds new Part 3A, Hospital Emergency Codes, to Article 4 of GS Chapter 131E. Requires the NC Medical Care Commission to adopt rules establishing standardized hospital emergency codes and standardized responses to these codes to be used in communications with hospital employees, other hospitals, emergency medical services personnel, and other external emergency responders. Requires the codes and responses to address at least 12 specified emergency situations including fire, active shooter, and infant or child abduction. Requires licensed hospitals to implement the standardized codes and responses.

    Effective January 1, 2014.


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