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NC General Assembly Still in Special Session

The NC General Assembly is still in session, awaiting action from Governor Cooper. So far, they have passed Voter ID legislation, a hurricane relief bill, technical corrections, and other local bills. The General Assembly did not take up anything on the State Health

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General Assembly Allocates Money for Hurricane Relief

This week, Governor Cooper signed into law a disaster relief bill developed by the NC General Assembly that provides $500,000 in financial assistance for community hospitals located in counties declared disaster areas related to Hurricane Florence. Funds are designated to offset the cost of increased

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General Assembly, Governor Cooper Approve Hurricane Relief Funding for Community Hospitals

Funds to be administered through the North Carolina Hospital Foundation October 19, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – This week, Governor Cooper signed into law a disaster relief bill developed by the NC General Assembly that provides $500,000 in financial assistance for community hospitals

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NC General Assembly passes major update to mental health law

Coalition-endorsed reforms aim to improve right care, right place for those in crisis Raleigh, NC – June 14, 2018 – North Carolina lawmakers today approved an overhaul of a significant portion of the state’s mental health law regarding involuntary commitment (IVC) of individuals

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North Carolina’s redrawn district maps available; Congress returning this week

Below you will find links to the the redrawn district maps for North Carolina’s House and Senate. These will be valid for all NC House and Senate seats that are up for election this year, including the May 8th primary and general election

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General Assembly adjourned until May

The General Assembly adjourned last week and will return in May. There was an effort to alter the Medicaid transformation law to allow for integration of the non-severely mentally ill patients into the standard Provider Health Plans earlier than the current four-year delay. The

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Medicaid reform update

The North Carolina General Assembly remains in Raleigh, with tentative plans to adjourn next week. On the agenda have been conversations about class size, oil pipelines, and water quality. At the same time, there is a movement to alter the Medicaid transformation law

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Joint Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services to meet Tuesday

The General Assembly returned to Raleigh last week for a special session to address gubernatorial nominations and begin the process to redraw judicial districts. After a day-long session on Wednesday, legislators left town and will possibly return later this month. The Joint Legislative

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NC General Assembly returns for special session

The NC General Assembly comes back to town Monday, January 8, to begin what could end up being a month of intermittent sessions. The Committee on Access to Healthcare in Rural North Carolina will meet Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. The agenda has

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