08.01.2010 Legislature to Study Whether Long Term Care Facilities Should Be Required to Carry Liability Insurance
08. 2010During the 2010 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a provision authorizing a Legislative Research Commission to study whether long term care facilities should be required to carry liability insurance. The provision instructs the Commission to consider:
1. Whether State laws adequately protect residents harmed by the wrongful acts of long-term care facilities;
2. Whether long-term care facilities should be required to carry liability insurance as a condition of licensure; and
3. Whether other states require long-term care facilities to carry liability insurance as a condition of licensure.
The Commission will make an interim report to the 2011 General Assembly, which will next convene on Jan. 29, 2011.
The original resolution and corresponding study language were introduced by Representative Pricey Harrison. The North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (now “Advocates for Justice”), an association of plaintiffs’ attorneys, supported Harrison’s election to office.
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