AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO REDUCE THE RISK OF LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE IN THE STATE AND MAKE LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following.
Includes whereas clauses.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to study what actions the State can take to reduce the risk of Legionnaires' disease by minimizing the growth and transmission of waterborne Legionella pneumophila. Requires the study to include two components: (1) identifying all current measures in place to reduce the risk of the disease, including State and federal regulatory requirements relating to building water systems and public water systems and (2) comparing current State statutory and regulatory frameworks to the recommendations contained in the identified standard of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Requires DHHS to report to the specified NCGA committee by April 1, 2022.
Appropriates $10,000 from the General Fund to DHHS for 2021-22 to conduct the study.
Changes the act's titles.
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