Mandate Wheelchairs in Outpatient Facilities

nc-stampHB 517 – Mandate Wheelchairs at Outpatient Facilities

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D – Pitt), Rep. Mitchell Setzer (R – Catawba), Rep. Beverly Earle 9D – Mecklenburg), Rep. Julia Howard (R – Forsyth) 

This bill would require ambulatory surgical centers, outpatient departments, oncology clinics and kidney disease treatment centers to maintain at least one wheelchair on the premises for patient use.

This bill has been referred to the House Health Committee. If it is found favorable there, it will move to the House Regulatory Reform Committee.


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