SB 538 – DHHS Contract/EPIC at State Psych. Hospitals

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Davie, Forsyth); Sen. Jim Burgin (R-Harnett, Johnston, Lee); Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir, Wayne)


This bill directs DHHS, in coordination with the Department of Information Technology, to execute a contract providing for the implementation of Epic software as the standard platform for electronic health records within each of the State psychiatric hospitals under DHHS’ jurisdiction.

This bill also appropriates $10.9M in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and $20M in nonrecurring funds for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to cover the contract’s costs.


Filed – 4/5/2021