GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SENATE BILL 675
Short Title: Amend Public Health-Related Laws.
March 19, 2009
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to AMEND PUBLIC HEALTH-RELATED LAWS TO clarify PROCEDURES FOR INVESTIGATING AND CONTROLLING COMMUNICABLE DISEASES and for filing birth certificates.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
"§ 15A-534.3. Detention for communicable diseases.
If a judicial official conducting an initial appearance or
first appearance hearing finds probable cause that an individual
had a nonsexual exposure to the defendant in a manner that poses a
significant risk of transmission of the AIDS virus or Hepatitis B by such
defendant, the judicial official shall order the defendant to be detained for a
reasonable period of time, not to exceed 24 hours, for investigation by public
health officials and for testing for AIDS virus infection and Hepatitis B
infection if required by public health officials pursuant to G.S. 130A-144
and G.S. 130A-148. (1989, c.
SECTION 2. G.S. 130A-144(b) reads as rewritten:
"§ 130A-144. Investigation and control measures.
and Physicians, persons in charge of medical facilities or laboratories
laboratories, and other persons shall, upon request and proper
identification, permit a local health director or the State Health Director to
examine, review, and obtain a copy of medical or other records in their
possession or under their control which the State Health Director or a local
health director determines pertain to the (i) diagnosis, treatment, or
prevention of a communicable disease or communicable condition for a person
infected, exposed, or reasonably suspected of being infected or exposed to such
a disease or condition, or (ii) the investigation of a known or reasonably
suspected outbreak of a communicable disease or communicable condition."
SECTION 3. G.S. 130A-101(a) reads as rewritten:
"(a) A certificate
of birth for each live birth, regardless of the gestation period, which occurs
in this State shall be filed with the local registrar of the county in which
the birth occurs within
10five days after the birth and shall be
registered by the registrar if it has been completed and filed in accordance
with this Article and the rules."
SECTION 4. G.S. 130A-101(b) reads as rewritten:
"(b) When a birth occurs
in a hospital or other medical facility, the person in charge of the facility
shall obtain the personal data, prepare the certificate, secure the signatures
required by the certificate and file it
with the local registrar within five
days after the birth. in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.
The physician or other person in attendance shall provide the medical
information required by the certificate."
SECTION 5. This act is effective when it becomes law.