Many more hours were spent working on legislation involving the Medicaid budget, scope of practice, mental health, and implementation of federal programs. The soon-to-be-released 2011 Legislative Summary will provide members more details about this year’s legislative activity.
Six public safety measures of interest to physicians were considered during the session:
House Bill 407 – Modify ATV Helmet Use Requirements (NCMS opposed)
House Bill 392 – Modify Motorcycle Helmet Requirements (NCMS opposed)
House Bill 792 – Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act (NCMS supported)
See related story: Important Information for Healthcare Professionals Dealing with Student Athletes (Bulletin, 8-19-11)
Senate Bill 757 – Interscholastic Sports/Concussions (NCMS position: amendments needed)
Senate Bill 471 – Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act (NCMS supported)
Senate Bill 697 – Patient Advocacy and Protection Act (NCMS opposed)
Look for an announcement about the 2011 Legislative Summary in the Bulletin and at http://www.ncmedsoc.org/.
Coming Soon: 2011 Legislative Summary (Bulletin, 8-19-110
2011 Legislative Session: Medical Liability Reforms and Much More (Bulletin, 8-12-11)
Legislative Summary Highlights Major Accomplishments in 2011 (Bulletin, 8-5-11)