2008 Legislative Session

These bills are the result of the 2008 Short Legislative Session.

Bill Number and Title Description Affected Section(s)
H93 - Wheelchair Transportation Study Directs the Department of Transportation to study issues relating to individuals being transported in vehicles while seated in wheelchairs. Adult Care
Nursing Home
Mental Health
H964 - Expand the Definition of Home Care Services Expands the definition of home care services to include In‑Home Companion, Sitter, and Respite Care services provided to an individual and increases the annual license fee for home care agencies to $400. Fee increase effective January 1, 2009 and service definition effective January 1, 2010. Acute and Home Care
H1113 - Public Duty Doctrine as Affirmative Defense The act limits the use of the public duty doctrine as an affirmative defense for claims under the state tort claims act in which the injuries of the claimant are the result of the alleged negligent failure of certain parties to protect claimants from the action of others. All
H2409 - Multiunit Assisted housing with services Establishes a registration fee of $350 as well as penalties for failure to register. Act takes effect on January 1, 2010. Adult Care
H2431 - Legislative Study Bill Section 2.11. Certificate of Need Process and its Impact on the Availability of Local Health Care Services. CON
Part XIII. Department of Health and Human Services to study the feasibility of operating a licensed adult care home in a public housing facility. Adult Care
Part XIV. Direct the Department of Health and Human Services to study issues relating to respite care. Adult Care
Part XXXI. North Carolina Institute of Medicine to study issues relating to access to health care. CON and Medical Facilities Planning
Part XXXIV. Continue the Joint Legislative Study Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management Recovery. OEMS
Session Law 2008-107 Budget Act Section 29.5.(a) Increases fees for departmental review of licensed health care facility or Medical Care Commission bond‑financed construction projects. Increase effective July 20, 2008. Construction