Prison Health Connex Bill

HB 1045/SB 750 Health-Local Confinement/Prison Health Connex

House Primary Sponsors: Rep. Josh Dobon (R-Avery), Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth), Rep. Rena Turner (R-Iredell)

Senate Primary Sponsors: Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth), Sen. Louis Pate (R-Wayne)

Bill Movement


This bill was filed in the House on May 30, 2018. This bill passed first reading and was referred to the House Health Committee on May 31, 2018. If the bill is found favorable there, it will move to the House Judiciary Committee.


This bill was filed in the Senate on May 24, 2018. The bill passed first reading on May 29, 2018. The bill was referred to the Senate Rules Committee

This bill was heard  in the Senate Health Care Committee on June 12, 2018. Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forysth) amended the bill by added in language to exempts veterinarians from using the CSRS and clarifies that they can continue to prescribe controlled substances as an exemption to the STOP Act. This amendment and bill passed and will now move to the Senate Rules Committee.

This bill passed the Senate Rules Committee on June 13, 2018 and will now move to the Senate floor.

This bill passed the Senate on June 15, 2018.

This bill was signed by Governor Cooper on June 25, 2018 and will now be law.

Bill Summary

This bill would ensure that NC prisons are full participants in the NC Health Information Exchange (NC HealthConnex). The bill also requires that confinement facility develop a plan for providing medical care to prisoners in the facility. The bill would allow facilities to charge a fee under $20 per incident and no more than $10 for a 30 day supply or less of a prescription drug.


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