The North Carolina General Assembly meets every odd-numbered year for a long session starting in January and reconvenes in May of each even-numbered year for a shorter legislative session. During the long session, state legislators write a budget for the two-year biennium and then adjust the following year’s short session. When the legislature is not in session, there are also several study commissions and interim committees that meet to consider issues affecting state programs and spending, including those impacting skilled nursing facilities.
Issues & Legislation: North Carolina
The North Carolina General Assembly is the lawmaking body for the State of North Carolina. The laws enacted by the General Assembly impact the daily operations of skilled nursing facilities. There are two principle areas of law that are under consideration in most legislative sessions that impact skilled nursing facilities. These are Medicaid funding and Certificate of Need laws. More information can be found in the NCHCFA resources below:
The North Carolina General Assembly also from time to time considers other matters that impact NCHCFA members. When that occurs, more information can be found on this page.
Issues & Legislation: Federal
The United State Congress is the lawmaking body for the United States. The laws enacted by Congress also impact the daily operations of skilled nursing facilities. The principle areas of law here is the Social Security Act, which authorizes the Medicare and Medicaid programs and pursuant to which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issue programmatic rules, payment rules, and the Requirements of Participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Information about items under consideration in Congress can be found on the Website of NCHCFA’s national affiliate association, the American Health Care Association (AHCA).
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