SB 373 – Expand Voluntary Health Care Services

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Mike Woodward (D-Durham, Granville, Person); Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir, Wayne); Sen. Kevin Corbin (R-Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain)


This bill expands the Voluntary Health Care Services Act to include additional licensees (dental assistants, nurse practitioners, and dispensing opticians) and includes telehealth as a health care service under the Act.

The bill also clarifies that room and board or other essentials necessary during the provision of volunteer health care services does not amount to compensation.


Filed – 3/29/2021