Rule Change Proposed for Temporary Order Issued September 24

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is asking physicians and other public health partners to comment on a proposed temporary rule change for Rule 10A NCAC 41A .0101.  The state Commission for Public Health will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule change at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in the Cardinal Room, 5605 Six Forks Road in Raleigh.

The proposed rule change will keep influenza death in adults reportable when the Temporary Order expires, 90 days after October 1, 2009. Please note the information regarding the public hearing and the public comment period. The temporary rule would remain into effect for 270 days, which goes beyond the expected duration of the coming influenza season. A decision has not been made at this time as to whether to keep influenza death in adults reportable as a permanent rule change.

As stated in the notice:

Comment Procedures:  Comments from the public shall be directed to:  Chris G. Hoke, JD, 1931 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1931; phone (919) 707-5006; email Chris.Hoke@dhhs.nc.gov.  The comment period begins October 1, 2009 and ends October 22, 2009.

Read the proposed rule change at: http://www.ncoah.com/rules/proposedtemp/10ANCAC41A.0101-ProposedTemp.doc.

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