GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. The second and third sentences of G.S. 130A- 153(a) are rewritten to read:
"Upon determination by the Secretary of Human Resources that imposition of a fee is necessary to maintain the immunization program at a local health department, that local health department may charge patients able to pay a fee equal to the cost of the vaccine when administering required immunizations. The amount collected shall be transmitted to the Department of Human Resources as reimbursement for the cost of the vaccine. In the absence of the aforementioned determination local health departments shall administer the required immunizations obtained from the Department of Human Resources at no cost to the patient."
Sec. 2. The second, third and fourth sentences of G.S. 130A-153(a) are deleted and the following is substituted:
"Local health departments shall administer the required immunizations at no cost to the patient. The Department shall provide the vaccines for use by the local health departments."
Sec. 3. Section 1 of this act shall become effective June 1, 1985. Section 2 of this act shall become effective July 1, 1986.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 15th day of July, 1985.