Hypertension Awareness Day

nc-stampSB 317 – Hypertension Awareness Day

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R – Forsyth), Sen. Louis Pate (R – Wayne), Sen. Ralph Hise (R – Madison)

HB 411 – Hypertension Awareness Day

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Becky Carney (D – Mecklenburg), Rep. Greg Murphy (R – Pitt), Rep. Yvonne Lewis Holley (D – Wake), Rep. Larry Yarborough (R – Granville)  

This bill would designate the third Wednesday in May of each year as Hypertension/High Blood Pressure Awareness Day. The bill cites the statistic that  35.2 percent of North Carolina adults recalled being told they had hypertension in 2015. The NC Academy of Family Physicians, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have agreed to support Hypertension/High Blood Pressure Awareness Day.

The Senate version of this bill was found favorable in the Senate Health Committee on April 19, 2017.

The Senate version of this bill will now move to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee.

The House version of this bill was heard in the House Health Committee on April 25, 2017.

The House version of this bill will now move to the House Rules and Operations Committee.

 
 

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