AN ACT TO ALLOW AUTHORIZATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO REPORT THREATS OF VIOLENCE UPON ALLEGATIONS FROM A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS DURING THE COURSE OF TREATMENT.
Enacts GS 90-21.10A to authorize licensed health care providers to notify appropriate law enforcement and a school principal or superintendent, as appropriate, when, as a result of providing health services to a minor, the care provider has cause to suspect an individual has communicated a threat of violence against the public or against an individual. Establishes civil and criminal immunity for health care providers making such a notification in good faith. Apples to any information received by a health care provider on or after October 1, 2019.
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