Bills Ratified by the 2001 N.C. General Assembly
That Affect N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 97
During the 2001 Session, the N.C. General
Assembly ratified the following bills affecting N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 97:
- House Bill 338Session Law 2001-487 (An Act to Make Technical Corrections and
Conforming Changes to the General Statutes as Recommended by the General
Statutes Commission; And to Make Various Other Changes to the General
Statutes and Session Laws)Ratified December 6. Signed
by Governor Michael F. Easley on December 16.
- House Bill 748Session Law 2001-489 (An Act to Provide Transitional Provisions for the
Repeal of the Highway Use Tax Cap on Noncommercial Motor Vehicles, to
Temporarily Modify the Taxation of HMOs and Medical Service Corporations,
and to Clarify the Sales Tax Exemption for Prepared Food)Ratified
December 5. Signed
by Governor Michael F. Easley on December 19.
- House Bill 1045Session Law 2001-216 (An Act to Restore
Stability Under the Workers’ Compensation Act by Overturning the Case
Decided by the 2000 Court of Appeals of North Carolina Entitled Hansen v.
Crystal Ford-Mercury, Inc., by Providing That Insurers That Provide
Health Benefit Plans, Disability Income Plans, or Any Other Health Insurance
Are Not Real Parties in Interest in Any Proceeding or Settlement Under the
Workers’ Compensation Act and Prohibiting Insurers That Provide Health
Benefit Plans from Offsetting Against Provider Reimbursement Any Charge for
Medical Services Unless the Specific Medical Charges Were Found to Be
Compensable According to a Final Adjudication Under the Workers’
Compensation Act or a Settlement Agreement Under the Act Approved by the
North Carolina Industrial Commission)Ratified June 7. Signed
by Governor Michael F. Easley on June 15.
- House Bill 1070Session Law 2001-413 (An Act to Amend the Provisions for the
Resignation, Removal, and Renunciation of Trustees and for the Appointment
of Successor Trustees, to Make Various Changes in the Law of Fiduciaries and
Decedents' Estates, and to Make Technical Corrections to House Bill 1073,
Senate Bill 815, and Senate Bill 842, as Enacted by the General Assembly)Ratified
September 13. Signed
by Governor Michael F. Easley on September 14.
- Senate Bill 199Session Law 2001-446 (An Act to Improve Patient Access to Health Care
Advice, Information, and Services to Covered Persons Under Health Benefit
Plans by Providing for: Continuity of Care in HMOs, Extended or Standing
Referral to a Specialist, Selection of Specialist as Primary Care Provider,
Direct Access to Pediatricians, Access to Nonformulary and Restricted Access
Prescription Drugs, Establishment of the Managed Care Patient Assistance
Program, Patient's Right to Choose the Provider of Services Under a Health
Benefit Plan and Prohibition of Discrimination Against Providers as
Participating Providers Based on the Provider's License or Certification,
Prohibition on Certain Managed Care Provider Incentives, Managed Care
Reporting and Disclosure Requirements, Provider Directory Information,
Disclosure of Payment Obligations, Mandated Coverage for Clinical Trials and
Newborn Hearing Screening, and Standards for Independent Review of
Noncertifications by an Insurer or Managed Care Plan; and to Hold Managed
Care Entities Liable for Harm Caused to Insureds or Enrollees by the Failure
to Exercise Ordinary Care in Making Health Care Decisions)Ratified on
October 17. Signed by Governor
Michael F. Easley on October 18.
- Senate Bill 299Session Law 2001-204 (An Act to Provide That Pickup Firefighters of the
Division of Forest Resources, Department of Environment and Natural
Resources, Are Eligible for Compensation Under the Workers' Compensation Act)Ratified on
June 5. Signed by Governor
Michael F. Easley on June 15.
- Senate Bill 466Session Law 2000-232 (An Act to
Increase the Amount of Burial Expenses Coverage Under the Workers’
Compensation Act; To Change a Requirement in the Loss Costs Rate-Making Law;
and To Amend the Rate Bureau Appeal Statute to Provide That Member Companies
Are Not Allowed to Appeal Bureau Decisions on Rates or Loss Costs)Ratified on
June 11. Signed by Governor
Michael F. Easley on June 21.
- Senate Bill 468Session Law 2001-241 (An Act to Provide for Guidelines, Rights, and
Obligations in Workers' Compensation Insurance Policy Cancellations and
June 13. Signed by Governor
Michael F. Easley on June 23.
- Senate Bill 881Session Law 2001-477 (An Act to Provide That Agreements, Orders, and
Final Awards Under the Workers' Compensation Act May Be Entered As Judgments
by the Clerk of Superior Court)Ratified on November 20. Signed by Governor
Michael F. Easley on November 29.
- Senate Bill 1005Session Law 2001-424 (An Act to Make Base Budget Appropriations for
Current Operations of State Departments, Institutions, and Agencies, and for
Other Purposes)September 21. Signed by Governor
Michael F. Easley on September 26.
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