SB 601 – Funds & Authority/Appoint NC Surgeon General

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen Wiley Nickle (D-Wake)


This bill establishes the position of North Carolina Surgeon General as a Governor appointed position. The NC Surgeon General will work closely with the DHHS Secretary to ensure compliance with the strategic plans, policies, and implementation activities of DHHS and will advise the Governor and the DHHS Secretary on health policy.

This bill also appropriates $150K in recurring funds for the 2020-2021 fiscal year  to the Office of the Governor to fund the position.


Filed – 4/6/2021