AN ACT CREATING A TRAUMA PREVENTION TASK FORCE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE TASK FORCE.
Includes whereas clauses.
Enacts GS 130A-33.70, creating the 35-member NC Trauma Prevention Task Force (task force) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Enumerates four duties of the task force, including study of the statistical incidences and causes of trauma deaths and injuries in the state, annually reporting to the Governor and NCGA with content as specified, and researching additional roles the State can play in trauma care and prevention. Provides for member qualifications, appointments, and designations; and task force meetings, member terms, expenses, and vacancies. Authorizes the task force to hire staff or contracted consultants and other professionals.
Appropriates $155,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to DHHS to be allocated to the task force to discharge its duties.
Effective July 1, 2022.