HB 108 /SB 118 – PED Safekeeper Health Care Cost

HB 108 / SB 118 PED Safekeeper Health Care Cost Recovery Practice

House Primary Sponsors: Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union), Rep. Marvin Lucas (R-Cumberland)

Senate Primary Sponsors: Sen. Brent Jackson (R- Duplin), Sen. Joyce Kraweic (R-Forsyth), Sen. Deanna Ballard (R-Ashe)

Bill Summary

This bill would improve data collection and cost recovery practices for health care services for Safekeepers.

The bill would require the Department of Public Safety, Health Services Section to maintain records of prisoners transfer processes. The data would include the following:

  • Dates of health services
  • Health services provided with corresponding charges
  • Date determined prisoner no longer needs health services

The bill would also put an initial time limitation period of 15 days on a medical or mental health treatment for a county jail prisoner.

The bill states that if the sheriff seeks to extend the order beyond the 15 day period, the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice conduct an assessment of treatment and venue needs. A health provider would then make the determination of when the prisoner can be returned to prison safely.

The bill would also require DPS to determine the prisoner’s eligibility in Medicaid enrollment to be used for health care services.

Bill Movement


This bill was filed on February 19, 2019.

This bill was passed in the House Judiciary Committee on February 27, 2019.

This bill was passed in the House Rules Committee on March 25, 2019 .

This bill was placed on the House Calendar on March 27, 2019, but the bill was withdrawn and rereferred to House Finance on April 10, 2019.

This bill passed the House Finance Committee on April 10, 2019.


This bill was filed on February 21, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following committees:

  • Health – This bill passed on April 18, 2019.
  • Judiciary
  • Rules

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