The HHS Oversight Committee makes recommendations for the 2018 session
This month, legislative interim committees, which meet while the legislature is not in session, met for the final time before the 2018 short session starts on May 16. The primary purpose of interim committees is to study issues more in depth and to subsequently make recommendations to the legislature for consideration during the subsequent session.
The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services unanimously voted to approve the following bills to be introduced in May.*
Bill Draft: Medical Education & Residency Study
An act study medical education and medical residency programs, as recommended by the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on HHS and the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee.
Bill Draft: Telemedicine Policy
An act establishing a telemedicine policy for the State of North Carolina and directing DHHS to study and report recommendations for various telemedicine standards.
Bill Draft: Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT)
An act establishing PSYPACT.
Bill Draft: Health-Local Confinement/Prison HealthConnex
An act to address health issues in local confinement faciltiies and to ensure that state prisons are full participants in the NC Health Information Exchange, known as NC HealthConnex.
*NOTE: Although these bills will be introduced during the short session, it does not guarantee that these bills will become law. These bills could also see many changes and amendments throughout the legislative process.