Bill Summary for S 208 (2021-2022)

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Mar 9 2021

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Senate Bill 208 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 9, 2021
AN ACT MAKING VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE LABOR LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Intro. by Hise, Galey, Woodard.

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Makes technical changes to GS 74-24.2, which sets out the defined terms used in Article 2A, Mine Safety and Health Act. Repeals GS 74-24.6, which requires the Commissioner of Labor to establish an Advisory Council to assist the Commissioner in the development of safety and health standards for mines subject to the Article and to advise the Commissioner on matters relating to safety and health in such mines. Makes conforming changes throughout the Article. 

Amends GS 95-111.3 to exclude from the term amusement device, as the term is used in Article 14B governing amusement devices, a locomotive, train, series of railroad cars, or other mechanical devices that operate on any US standard railroad gauge of four feet, eight and on-half inches. 

Adds to the power and authorities of the Director of Occupational Safety and Health set out in GS 95-133, the authority to obtain medical records compiled and maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by hospital participating in the statewide trauma system, or by emergency management service providers in connection with the dispatch, response, treatment, or transport of individual patients relating to investigations and enforcement proceedings under Article 16, the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Deems records obtained to be confidential and not public record.

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