Posts by Sue Ann Forrest

  • Industrial Commission Opioid Rule Adoption Process

    Industrial Commission Opioid Rule Adoption Process

    SB 407 – Employee Misclassification/Industrial Commission Changes Primary Sponsors: Sen. Andy Wells (R-Alexander) This bill would require the Industrial Commission to implement rules related to opioids and pain management. The […]

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  • Changes to Medical Board Appointments

    Changes to Medical Board Appointments

    HB 770 – Various Clarifying Changes Primary Sponsors: Rep. Kyle Hall (R-Rockingham), Rep. Pat McElraft (R-Carteret), Rep. Brian Turner (D-Buncombe), Rep. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford)   A Conference Committee for this bill […]

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  • Eyeglass Exemption for Medicaid Capitated Health Plan

    Eyeglass Exemption for Medicaid Capitated Health Plan

    SB 344 – Combine Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice Primary Sponsor: Sen. Shirley Randleman (R – Stokes)\ House: An amendment was adopted on June 28, 2017 to add  language to […]

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  • Hospital Construction Guidelines

    Hospital Construction Guidelines

    SB 42 – Reduce Cost & Reg. Burden/Hosp. Construction Primary Sponsors: Sen. Ralph Hise (R – Madison), Sen. Louis Pate (R – Wayne), Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R – Forsyth) This bill […]

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  • Industrial Commission Seeks to Implement Opioid Rules

    Industrial Commission Seeks to Implement Opioid Rules

    SB 407 – Employee Misclassification Changes  Primary Sponsors: Sen. Andy Wells (R-Catawba) This bill would require that the Industrial Commission implement rules related to opioids and pain management. This portion […]

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  • Legislature Adjourns

    The North Carolina legislature adjourned it’s long session around 2:00 a.m. this morning. However, the adjournment resolution adds two more sessions this year: August 3 – This session would mainly […]

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  • Dental Plan Disclosures

    Dental Plan Disclosures

    HB 140 – Dental Plans Provider Contracts/Transparency Primary Sponsor: Rep. Bert Jones (R – Caswell) This bill would require a health plan to disclose fee schedules, claims and reimbursement policies when writing […]

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  • Behavioral Health and Medicaid Modifications

    Behavioral Health and Medicaid Modifications

    HB 403 – Behavioral Health and Medicaid Modifications Primary Sponsors: Rep. Nelson Dollar (R-Wake), Rep. Donny Lambeth (R- Forsyth), Rep. Josh Dobson (R-Avery), Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston) *June 29, 2017 […]

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  • Medicaid PHP Licensure/Food Services

    HB 156 – Medicaid PHP Licensure/Food Service State Buildings Primary Sponsors: Rep. Allen McNeil (R-Moore), Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth), Rep. Dobson (R-Avery), Rep. William Brisson (D-Bladen) This bill would require […]

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  • Music Therapy

    Music Therapy

    HB 192 -Establish Music Therapy Act Primary Sponsors: Rep. Harry Warren (R-Rowan), Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R-Burke), Rep. Kevin Corbin (R – Cherokee), Rep. Linda Hunt Williams (R-Wake) This bill defines a […]

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