The NC House has passed several pieces of NCMS-supported legislation recently. Below is a brief summary of several:

HB 576: Healthcare Practitioner Transparency Act – also known as “truth in advertising” – This legislation would require a healthcare practitioner to properly identify their license, certification, or registration (MD, DO, etc.) and shall not display any deceptive or misleading information.

HB 560: Diagnostic Imaging Parity – Would provide health coverage parity for breast cancer diagnostic imaging and would require coverage for certain other types of imaging.

HB 739 – Update Requirements/Advance Healthcare Directives – This patient-focused legislation facilitates access to health care powers of attorney and advance health care directives by modernizing and enhancing the advance care planning process.

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You can catch up on past legislative updates here.