NEW ECU CENTER FOR TELEMEDICINE.

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House Bill 1102 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 26, 2022
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY TO ESTABLISH THE CENTER FOR TELEMEDICINE AND DIGITAL HEALTHCARE ACCESS AND TO EXPAND THE STATEWIDE TELEPSYCHIATRY PROGRAM.
Intro. by Pickett, Farkas, Humphrey, Hawkins.

Status: Ref to the Com on Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (May 27 2022)
H 1102

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 27 2022 - View Summary

    Identical to S 875, filed 5/26/22.

    Appropriates $2 million for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to establish the Center for Telemedicine and Digital Healthcare Access (Center) at East Carolina University (ECU) to deliver patient care and service to unserved and underserved areas, offer education and training for healthcare providers, and enhance research capacity in areas such as clinical outcomes, social determinants of health, implementation, science and technology innovation. Specifies that the funds must be used for four specified purposes, including personnel costs, purchase of space and technology, school telehealth clinics, and administrative costs.

    Appropriates $1 million for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Central Management and Support, Office of Rural Health, to be allocated to the ECU Center for Telepsychiatry and e-Behavioral Health for the statewide telepsychiatry program known as NC-STeP, to expand access to telepsychiatry services through NC-STeP for students and employees at up to four additional UNC constituent institutions.

    Effective July 1, 2022.