SB 361 – Health Care Expansion Act of 2019

SB 361 – Health Care Expansion Act of 2019

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Madison), Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth), Sen. Dan Bishop (R-Mecklenburg)

Bill Summary

Increase Innovations Waiver Slots

This bill would increase the NC Innovations waiver to increase the number of slots by 1,000 to be made available on January 1, 2020 with $10,250,000 in recurring funding for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

The bill increases 1,000 more slots to be made available by January 1, 2021 with $30,750,000 in recurring funding for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

CON Laws

The bill repeals CON laws.

Psychology Licensure Compact

The bill includes the psychology interjurisdictional licensure compact. This portion also includes provisions relating to the practice of telepsychology.

Involuntary Commitment

The bill allows licensed marriage and family therapists to conduct first level examinations for involuntary commitment.

All Inclusive Care for Elderly

This bill exempt an entity for licensure if home care services are provided to a participant of the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly through an organization that has an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Adult Care Home Inspections

This bill states that if an adult care home inspection is conducted separately from the required every 2 year inspection, the Division of Health Service Regulation shall not cite any violation that overlaps with an area addressed by the physical plant and life safety inspection unless failure to address the violation poses a risk to resident health or safety.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on March 26, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following Committees:

  • Health Care
    • This bill was heard for discussion only on April 11, 2019.
  • Appropriations/Base Budget
  • Rules



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