Bill Summary for S 361 (2019-2020)

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Jun 26 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 361 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 26, 2019
AN ACT TO ENACT THE PSYCHOLOGY INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMPACT, ALLOW LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS TO CONDUCT FIRST-LEVEL COMMITMENT EXAMINATIONS, ELIMINATE REDUNDANCY IN ADULT CARE HOME INSPECTIONS, ENSURE THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS, AND CLARIFY THE USE OF CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS ALLOCATED TO THE NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER ASSOCIATION.
Intro. by Krawiec, Bishop, Hise.

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Conference report #2 to the 6th edition makes the following changes.

Part I.

Changes the effective date of the provisions of Section 1, which recodifies several statutes and enacts Article 18H, Psychology Interjurisdictional Licensure Compact, GS Chapter 90, to March 1, 2021 (previously effective when at least seven states have enacted the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact).

Part II

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 122C-263.1, allowing licensed marriage and family therapists to conduct first examinations for involuntary commitment, to October 1, 2020 (was effective October 1, 2019).

Part IV

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 58-3-221, regarding access to nonformulary and restricted access prescription drugs, to October 1, 2020 (was, October 1, 2019).

Part V

Amends subdivision 3.3(24) of SL 2020-4 (2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act) to expand the purposes for which funds allocated to the NC Community Health Center Association can be used to include offsetting five classes of costs incurred by member health centers related to the provision of patient care within the State to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Makes technical changes. 

Deletes the following previous Parts of the act: Part IV (regarding Lupus awareness and establishing a Lupus Advisory Council), Part Part VI (regarding coverage of orally administered anticancer drugs), Part VII (regarding Medicaid telemedicine policies), Part VIII (regarding access to telehealth services), and Part IX (establishing a Healthcare Solutions Task Force).

Makes further technical changes. Makes conforming changes to the act's organization and changes the act's long title.

Note: Conference report #1 was withdrawn 6/25/2020.

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