North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 130A Public Health

Article 1 - Definitions, General Provisions and Remedies.

  • § 130A-1   Title
    This Chapter shall be known as the Public Health Law of North Carolina. (1983, c. 891, s. 2.)
  • § 130A-1.1   Mission and essential services
    (a) The General Assembly recognizes that unified purpose and direction of the public health system is necessary to ensure that all citizens in the State...
  • § 130A-2   Definitions
    The following definitions shall apply throughout this Chapter unless otherwise specified: (1) "Accreditation board" or "Board" means the Local Health Department Accreditation Board. (1a) "Commission"...
  • § 130A-3   Appointment of the State Health Director
    The Secretary shall appoint the State Health Director. The State Health Director shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine in this State. The State...
  • § 130A-4   Administration
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the Secretary shall administer and enforce the provisions of this Chapter and the rules of...
  • § 130A-4.1   State funds for maternal and child health care/nonsupplanting
    (a) The Department shall ensure that local health departments do not reduce county appropriations for maternal and child health services provided by the local health...
  • § 130A-4.2   State funds for health promotion/nonsupplanting
    The Department shall ensure that local health departments do not reduce county appropriations for health promotion services provided by the local health departments because they...
  • § 130A-5   Duties of the Secretary
    The Secretary shall have the authority: (1) To enforce the State health laws and the rules of the Commission; (2) To investigate the causes of...
  • § 130A-5.1   State health standards
    (a) The Secretary shall adopt measurable standards and goals for community health against which the State's actions to improve the health status of its citizens...
  • § 130A-6   Delegation of authority
    Whenever authority is granted by this Chapter upon a public official, the authority may be delegated to another person authorized by the public official. (1983,...
  • § 130A-7   Grants-in-aid
    The State is authorized to accept, allocate and expend any grants‑in‑aid for public health purposes which may be made available to the State by the...
  • § 130A-8   Counties to recover indirect costs on certain federal public health or mental health grants
    (a) The Department shall include in its request for federal funds applicable to public health or mental health grants from the federal government to the...
  • § 130A-9   Standards
    The Commission is authorized to establish reasonable standards governing the nature and scope of public health services rendered by local health departments. (1957, c. 1357,...
  • § 130A-10   Advisory Committees
    The Secretary is authorized to establish and appoint as many special advisory committees as may be necessary to advise and confer with the Department concerning...
  • § 130A-11   Residencies in public health
    The Department shall establish a residency program designed to attract dentists into the field of public health and to train them in the specialty of...
  • § 130A-12   Confidentiality of records
    All records containing privileged patient medical information, information protected under 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 160 and 164, and information collected under the authority...
  • § 130A-13   Application for eligibility for Department medical payment program constitutes assignment to the State of right to third party benefits
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, by applying for financial eligibility for any Department medical payment program administered under this Chapter, the recipient patient...
  • § 130A-14   Department may assist private nonprofit foundations
    (a) The Secretary may allow employees of the Department to assist any private nonprofit foundation that works directly with services or programs of the Department...
  • § 130A-15   Access to information
    (a) Health care providers and persons in charge of health care facilities or laboratories shall, upon request and proper identification, permit the State Health Director...
  • § 130A-16   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-17   Right of entry
    (a) The Secretary and a local health director shall have the right of entry upon the premises of any place where entry is necessary to...
  • § 130A-18   Injunction
    (a) If a person shall violate any provision of this Chapter, the rules adopted by the Commission or rules adopted by a local board of...
  • § 130A-19   Abatement of public health nuisance
    (a) If the Secretary or a local health director determines that a public health nuisance exists, the Secretary or a local health director may issue...
  • § 130A-20   Abatement of an imminent hazard
    (a) If the Secretary or a local health director determines that an imminent hazard exists, the Secretary or a local health director may order the...
  • § 130A-20.01   Action for the recovery of costs of hazardous materials emergency medical response
    A person who causes the release of a hazardous material that results in the activation of one or more State Medical Assistance Teams (SMATs) or...
  • § 130A-21   Embargo
    (a) In addition to the authority of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services pursuant to G.S. 106‑125, the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources...
  • § 130A-22   Administrative penalties
    (a) The Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources may impose an administrative penalty on a person who violates Article 9 of this Chapter, rules adopted...
  • § 130A-23   Suspension and revocation of permits and program participation
    (a) The Secretary may suspend or revoke a permit issued under this Chapter upon a finding that a violation of the applicable provisions of this...
  • § 130A-24   Appeals procedure
    (a) Appeals concerning the enforcement of rules adopted by the Commission, concerning the suspension and revocation of permits and program participation by the Secretary and...
  • § 130A-25   Misdemeanor
    (a) A person who violates a provision of this Chapter or the rules adopted by the Commission or a local board of health shall be...
  • § 130A-26   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 311, s. 1
  • § 130A-26.1   Criminal violation of Article 9
    (a) The definition of "person" set out in G.S. 130A‑290 shall apply to this section. In addition, for purposes of this section, the term "person"...
  • § 130A-26.2   Penalty for false reporting under Article 9
    Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be...
  • § 130A-26A   Violations of Article 4
    (a) A person who commits any of the following acts shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor: (1) Willfully and knowingly makes any false...
  • § 130A-27   Recovery of money
    The Secretary or the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources may institute an action in the county where the action arose or the county where...
  • § 130A-28   Forfeiture of gain
    In the case of a violation of this Chapter or the rules adopted by the Commission, money or other property or interest in property so...

Article 1A - Commission for Public Health.

Article 1B - Commissions and Councils.

Article 2 - Local Administration.

Article 3 - State Laboratory of Public Health.

Article 4 - Vital Statistics.

Article 5 - Maternal and Child Health and Women's Health.

Article 6 - Communicable Diseases.

Article 7 - Chronic Disease.

  • § 130A-205   Administration of program; rules
    (a) The Department shall establish and administer a program for the prevention and detection of cancer and the care and treatment of persons with cancer....
  • § 130A-206   Financial aid for diagnosis and treatment
    The Department shall provide financial aid for diagnosis and treatment of cancer to indigent citizens of this State having or suspected of having cancer. The...
  • § 130A-207   Cancer clinics
    The Department is authorized to provide financial aid to sponsored cancer clinics in medical facilities and local health departments. The Commission shall adopt rules to...
  • § 130A-208   Central cancer registry
    A central cancer registry is established within the Department. The central cancer registry shall compile, tabulate and preserve statistical, clinical and other reports and records...
  • § 130A-209   Incidence reporting of cancer; charge for collection if failure to report
    (a) All health care facilities and health care providers that detect, diagnose, or treat cancer or benign brain or central nervous system tumors shall report...
  • § 130A-210   Repealed by Session Laws 1999-33, s. 2
  • § 130A-211   Immunity of persons who report cancer
    A person who makes a report pursuant to G.S. 130A‑209 or 130A‑210 to the central cancer registry shall be immune from any civil or criminal...
  • § 130A-212   Confidentiality of records
    The clinical records or reports of individual patients shall be confidential and shall not be public records open to inspection. The Commission shall provide by...
  • § 130A-213   Cancer Committee of the North Carolina Medical Society
    In implementing this Part, the Department shall consult with the Cancer Committee of the North Carolina Medical Society. The Committee shall consist of at least...
  • § 130A-214   Duties of Department
    The Department shall study the entire problem of cancer including its causes, including environmental factors; prevention; detection; diagnosis and treatment. The Department shall provide or...
  • § 130A-215   Reports
    The Secretary shall make a report to the Governor and the General Assembly specifying the activities of the cancer control program and its budget. The...
  • § 130A-216 through 130A-219   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-220   Department to establish program
    (a) The Department shall establish and administer a program for the detection and prevention of chronic renal disease and the care and treatment of persons...
  • § 130A-221   Department authorized to establish program
    (a) The Department may establish and administer a program for the detection and prevention of glaucoma and diabetes and the care and treatment of persons...
  • § 130A-222   Department to establish program
    (a) The Department shall establish and administer a program for the detection and prevention of arthritis and the care and treatment of persons with arthritis....
  • § 130A-223   Department to establish program
    (a) The Department shall establish and administer a program for the prevention of diseases, disabilities and accidents that contribute significantly to mortality and morbidity among...
  • § 130A-224   Department to establish program
    To protect and enhance the public health, welfare, and safety, the Department shall establish and administer a comprehensive statewide injury prevention program. The Department shall...
  • § 130A-225   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-226   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 8 - Sanitation.

  • § 130A-227   Department to establish program; definitions
    (a) For the purpose of promoting a safe and healthful environment and developing corrective measures required to minimize environmental health hazards, the Department shall establish...
  • § 130A-228 through 130A-229   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 123, s. 11
  • § 130A-230   Commission to adopt rules; enforcement of rules
    For the protection of the public health, the Commission shall adopt rules establishing sanitation requirements for the harvesting, processing and handling of scallops, shellfish and...
  • § 130A-231   Agreements between the Division of Environmental Health and the Division of Marine Fisheries
    Nothing in this Part is intended to limit the authority of the Division of Marine Fisheries of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to...
  • § 130A-232   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-233   Definitions
    The following definitions apply to this Part: (1) Coastal fishing waters. Defined in G.S. 113‑129(4). (2) Inland fishing waters. Defined in G.S. 113‑129(9). (3) Coastal...
  • § 130A-233.1   Monitoring program for State coastal fishing and recreation waters; development and implementation of program
    (a) For the protection of the public health of swimmers and others who use the State's coastal fishing waters for recreational activities, the Department shall...
  • § 130A-233.2   Removal or destruction of warning signs
    No person shall remove, destroy, damage, deface, mutilate, or otherwise interfere with any sign posted by the Department pursuant to G.S. 130A‑233.1. No person, without...
  • § 130A-234   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-235   Regulation of sanitation in institutions; setback requirements applicable to certain water supply wells
    (a) For protection of the public health, the Commission shall adopt rules to establish sanitation requirements for all institutions and facilities at which individuals are...
  • § 130A-236   Regulation of sanitation in schools
    For the protection of the public health, the Commission shall adopt rules to establish sanitation requirements for public, private and religious schools. The rules shall...
  • § 130A-237   Corrective action
    A principal or administrative head of a public, private, or religious school shall immediately take action to correct conditions that do not satisfy the sanitation...
  • § 130A-238 through 130A-246   Repealed by Session Laws 1989, c. 91
  • § 130A-247   Definitions
    The following definitions shall apply throughout this Part: (1) "Establishment" means (i) an establishment that prepares or serves drink, (ii) an establishment that prepares or...
  • § 130A-248   Regulation of food and lodging establishments
    (a) For the protection of the public health, the Commission shall adopt rules governing the sanitation of establishments that prepare or serve drink or food...
  • § 130A-249   Inspections; report and grade card
    The Secretary may enter any establishment that is subject to the provisions of G.S. 130A‑248 for the purpose of making inspections. The Secretary shall inspect...
  • § 130A-250   Exemptions
    The following shall be exempt from this Part: (1) Establishments that provide lodging described in G.S. 130A‑248(a1) with four or fewer lodging units. (2) Condominiums....
  • § 130A-251   Legislative intent and purpose
    The intent and purpose of this Part is to provide for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare of those persons in attendance...
  • § 130A-252   Definition of mass gathering; applicability of Part
    (a) For the purposes of this Part, "mass gathering" means a congregation or assembly of more than 5,000 people in an open space or open...
  • § 130A-253   Permit required; information report; revocation of permit
    (a) No person shall organize, sponsor or hold any mass gathering unless a permit has been issued to the person by the Secretary under the...
  • § 130A-254   Application for permit
    (a) Application for a permit for a mass gathering shall be made to the Secretary on a form and in a manner prescribed by the...
  • § 130A-255   Provisional permit; performance bond; liability insurance
    (a) Within 15 days after the receipt of the application, the Secretary shall review the application and inspect the proposed site for the mass gathering....
  • § 130A-256   Issuance of permit; revocation; forfeiture of bond; cancellation
    (a) If, upon inspection by the Secretary five days prior to the starting date of the mass gathering, or earlier upon request of the permittee,...
  • § 130A-257   Rules of the Commission
    For the protection of the public health, safety and welfare of those attending mass gatherings and of other persons who may be affected by mass...
  • § 130A-258   Local ordinances not abrogated
    Nothing in this Part shall be construed to limit the authority of units of local government to adopt ordinances regulating, but not prohibiting, congregations and...
  • § 130A-259 through 130A-260   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-261   Definitions
    The following definitions shall apply throughout this Part: (1) "Bedding" means any mattress, upholstered spring, sleeping bag, pad, comforter, cushion, pillow, decorative pillow, and any...
  • § 130A-262   Sanitizing
    (a) No person shall sell any renovated bedding or secondhand bedding unless it is sanitized in accordance with rules adopted by the Commission. (b) A...
  • § 130A-263   Manufacture regulated
    All materials used in the manufacture of bedding in this State or used in manufactured bedding to be sold in this State shall be free...
  • § 130A-264   Storage of used materials
    No establishment shall store any unsanitized previously used materials in the same room with bedding or materials that are new or have been sanitized unless...
  • § 130A-265   Tagging requirements
    (a) A tag of durable material approved by the Commission shall be sewed securely to all bedding. The tag shall be at least two inches...
  • § 130A-266   Altering tags prohibited
    No person, other than one purchasing bedding for personal use or a representative of the Department shall remove, deface or alter the tag required by...
  • § 130A-267   Selling regulated
    (a) No person shall sell any bedding in this State (whether manufactured within or without this State) which has not been manufactured, tagged, and labeled...
  • § 130A-268   Registration numbers
    (a) All persons manufacturing or sanitizing bedding in this State or manufacturing bedding to be sold in this State shall apply for a registration number...
  • § 130A-269   Payment of fees; licenses
    (a), (b) Repealed by Session Laws 1987, c. 456, s. 7. (c) The Department shall administer and enforce this Part. A person who has done...
  • § 130A-270   Bedding Law Account
    The Bedding Law Account is established as a nonreverting account within the Department. All fees collected under this Part shall be credited to the Account...
  • § 130A-271   Enforcement by the Department
    (a) The Department shall enforce the provisions of this Part and the rules adopted by the Commission. (b) The Secretary may prohibit sale and place...
  • § 130A-272   Exemptions for blind persons and State institutions
    (a) In cases where bedding is manufactured, sanitized or renovated in a plant or place of business which has qualified as a nonprofit agency for...
  • § 130A-273   Rules
    The Commission shall adopt rules required by this Part in order to protect the public health. (1983, c. 891, s. 2.)
  • § 130A-274   Definitions
    The following definitions shall apply throughout this Part: (1) "Grade 'A' milk" means fluid milk and milk products which have been produced, transported, handled, processed...
  • § 130A-275   Commission to adopt rules
    Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 106‑267 et seq., the Commission is authorized and directed to adopt rules relating to the sanitary production, transportation, processing and...
  • § 130A-276   Permits required
    No person shall produce, transport, process, or distribute Grade "A" milk without first having obtained a valid permit from the Department. (1983, c. 891, s.
  • § 130A-277   Duties of the Department
    The Department shall enforce the rules of the Commission governing Grade "A" milk by making sanitary inspections of Grade "A" dairy farms, Grade "A" processing...
  • § 130A-278   Certain authorities of Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services not replaced
    This Part shall not repeal or limit the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' authority to carry out labeling requirements, required butterfat testing, aflatoxin testing,...
  • § 130A-279   Sale or dispensing of milk
    Only milk that is Grade "A" pasteurized milk may be sold or dispensed directly to consumers for human consumption. Raw milk and raw milk products...
  • § 130A-280   Scope
    This Article provides for the regulation of public swimming pools in the State as they may affect the public health and safety. As used in...
  • § 130A-281   Operation permit required
    No public swimming pool may be opened for use unless the owner or operator has obtained an operation permit issued by the Department pursuant to...
  • § 130A-282   Commission to adopt rules; exception
    (a) Rules Required. For protection of the public health and safety, the Commission shall adopt and the Department shall enforce rules concerning the construction and...
  • § 130A-283   Tattooing regulated
    (a) Definition. As used in this Part, the term "tattooing" means the inserting of permanent markings or coloration, or the producing of scars, upon or...
  • § 130A-284   Decontamination of property used for the manufacture of methamphetamine
    For the protection of the public health, the Commission shall adopt rules establishing decontamination standards to ensure that certain property is reasonably safe for habitation....
  • § 130A-285   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-286   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-287   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-288   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-289   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 9 - Solid Waste Management.

Article 10 - North Carolina Drinking Water Act.

  • § 130A-311   Short title
    This Article shall be cited as the "North Carolina Drinking Water Act." (1979, c. 788, s. 1; 1983, c. 891, s. 2.)
  • § 130A-312   Purpose
    The purpose of this Article is to regulate water systems within the State which supply drinking water that may affect the public health. (1979, c....
  • § 130A-313   Definitions
    The following definitions shall apply throughout this Article: (1) "Administrator" means the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2) "Certified laboratory" means a...
  • § 130A-314   Scope of the Article
    (a) The provisions of this Article shall apply to each public water system in the State unless the public water system meets all of the...
  • § 130A-315   Drinking water rules
    (a) The Commission shall adopt and the Secretary shall enforce drinking water rules to regulate public water systems. The rules may distinguish between community water...
  • § 130A-316   Department to examine waters
    The Department shall examine all waters and their sources and surroundings which are used as, or proposed to be used as, sources of public water...
  • § 130A-317   Department to provide advice; submission and approval of public water system plans
    (a) The Department shall advise all persons and units of local government locating, constructing, altering or operating or intending to locate, construct, alter or operate...
  • § 130A-318   Disinfection of public water systems
    (a) The Department is authorized to require disinfection of: (1) Public water systems introduced on or after January 1, 1972; and (2) All public water...
  • § 130A-319   Condemnation of lands for public water systems
    All units of local government operating public water systems and all water companies operating under franchise from the State or units of local government, may...
  • § 130A-320   Sanitation of watersheds; rules; inspections
    (a) The Commission shall adopt rules governing the sanitation of watersheds from which public drinking water supplies are obtained. In adopting these rules the Commission...
  • § 130A-321   Variances and exemptions; considerations; duration; condition; notice and hearing
      (a) The Secretary may authorize variances from the drinking water rules. (1) The Secretary may grant one or more variances to a public water...
  • § 130A-322   Imminent hazard; power of the Secretary
    (a) The Secretary shall judge whether an imminent hazard exists concerning a present or potential condition in a public water system. (b) In order to...
  • § 130A-323   Emergency plan for drinking water; emergency circumstances defined
    (a) The Secretary shall develop and implement an adequate plan for the provision of drinking water under emergency circumstances. When the Secretary determines that emergency...
  • § 130A-324   Notice of noncompliance; failure to perform monitoring; variances and exemptions
    Whenever a public water system: (1) Is not in compliance with the drinking water rules; (2) Fails to perform an applicable testing procedure or monitoring...
  • § 130A-325   Prohibited acts
    The following acts are prohibited: (1) Failure by a supplier of water to comply with this Article, an order issued under this Article, or the...
  • § 130A-326   Powers of the Secretary
    To carry out the provisions of this Article, the Secretary is authorized to: (1) Administer and enforce the provisions of this Article, the drinking water...
  • § 130A-327   Construction
    This Article shall be interpreted as giving the State the authority needed to assume primary enforcement responsibility under the federal act. (1979, c. 788, s....
  • § 130A-328   Public water system operating permit and permit fee
    (a) No person shall operate a community or non transient non‑community water system who has not been issued an operating permit by the Department. A...
  • § 130A-329 through 130A-332   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 11 - Wastewater Systems.

Article 12 - Mosquito and Vector Control.

  • § 130A-346   Mosquito and vector control program; definition
    (a) The Department shall establish and administer a vector control program to protect the public health and to promote an environment suitable for habitation. A...
  • § 130A-347   Mosquito control funds
    Funds received by the Department for mosquito control may be used to aid mosquito control districts and other units of local government engaged in mosquito...
  • § 130A-348   Control of impounded water
    For the protection of the public health, the Commission shall adopt rules concerning the impoundment of water. The rules shall address proper preparation of the...
  • § 130A-349   Control of outbreaks
    In the event of potential or documented outbreaks of vector‑ borne disease as determined by the Secretary, the Secretary is authorized to use all appropriate...
  • § 130A-350 through 130A-351   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-352   Creation and purpose of mosquito control districts
    For the purpose of protecting and promoting the public health and welfare by providing for the control of mosquitoes and other arthropods of public health...
  • § 130A-353   Nature of district; procedure for forming districts
    (a) A mosquito control district shall be a body politic and corporate and a political subdivision of the State. A mosquito control district may sue...
  • § 130A-354   Governing bodies for mosquito control districts
    (a) A mosquito control district shall be governed by a board of commissioners. In the case of a district lying wholly within a single county,...
  • § 130A-355   Corporate powers
    A mosquito control district created in accordance with the provisions of this Part shall have and exercise through its board of commissioners the following corporate...
  • § 130A-356   Adoption of plan of operation
    (a) At least 60 days prior to the initiation of operations, the governing board of each mosquito control district must submit to the Secretary, a...
  • § 130A-357   Bond issues
    A mosquito control district shall have power to issue bonds and notes under the Local Government Bond Act. (1957, c. 1247, s. 6; 1971, c....
  • § 130A-358   Dissolution of certain mosquito control districts
    Fifty‑one percent (51%) or more of the resident freeholders of a mosquito control district which has no outstanding indebtedness may submit a petition for dissolution...
  • § 130A-359   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-360   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 13 - Nutrition.

Article 14 - Dental Health.

Article 15 - State Center for Health Statistics.

  • § 130A-371   State Center for Health Statistics established
    A State Center for Health Statistics is established within the Department. (1983, c. 891, s. 2.).
  • § 130A-372   Definitions
    The following definitions shall apply throughout this Article: (1) "Health data" means information relating to the health status of individuals, the availability of health resources...
  • § 130A-373   Authority and duties
    (a) The State Center for Health Statistics is authorized to: (1) Collect, maintain and analyze health data on: a. The extent, nature and impact of...
  • § 130A-374   Security of health data
    (a) Medical records of individual patients shall be confidential and shall not be public records open to inspection. The State Center for Health Statistics may...
  • § 130A-375 through 130A-376   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 16 - Postmortem Investigation and Disposition.

Article 17 - Childhood Vaccine-Related Injury Compensation Program.

Article 18 - Health Assessments for Kindergarten Children in the Public Schools.

  • § 130A-440   Health assessment required
    (a) Every child in this State entering kindergarten in the public schools shall receive a health assessment. The health assessment shall be made no more...
  • § 130A-440.1   Early Childhood Vision Care
    (a) Vision Screening Required for Children Entering Kindergarten. Every child in this State entering kindergarten in the public schools, beginning with the 2007‑2008 school year,...
  • § 130A-441   Reporting
    (a) Health assessment results shall be submitted to the school principal by the medical provider on health assessment transmittal forms developed by the Department and...
  • § 130A-442   Religious exemption
    If the bona fide religious beliefs of the parent, guardian or person in loco parentis of a child are contrary to the health assessment requirements...
  • § 130A-443   Rules
    Rules governing the contents for health assessment reports, the procedure for reporting under this Article, and those persons authorized to inspect the files shall be...

Article 19 - Asbestos Hazard Management.

Article 19A - Lead-Based Paint Hazard Management Program

Article 20 - Occupational Health.

  • § 130A-455   Reportable diseases, illnesses, and injuries
    The Commission shall adopt rules establishing a list of serious and preventable occupational injuries that occur while working on a farm, and serious and preventable...
  • § 130A-456   Physicians to report
    A physician licensed to practice medicine in this State who treats a person for an occupational injury that occurred while working on a farm or...
  • § 130A-457   Medical facilities to report
    A medical facility in which there is a patient who has an occupational injury that occurred while working on a farm, or an occupational disease,...
  • § 130A-458   Persons in charge of laboratories to report
    A person in charge of a laboratory providing diagnostic service in this State shall report to the Department laboratory findings related to occupational diseases and...
  • § 130A-459   Immunity of persons who report
    A person who in good faith makes a report pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall be immune from any civil liability that might...
  • § 130A-460   Report to Department of Labor
    (a) Each report to the Department pursuant to the Article shall be evaluated for its potential indication of an exposure to a health hazard. If...
  • § 130A-461 through 130A-464   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 21 - Advance Health Care Directive Registry.

Article 22 - A Terrorist Incident Using Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical Agents.

Article 23 - Smoking in Public Places.

  • § 130A-491   Legislative intent
    It is the intent of the General Assembly to protect the health of individuals working in or visiting State government buildings from the risks related...
  • § 130A-492   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) "Smoking". The use or possession of a lighted cigarette, lighted cigar, lighted pipe, or any other lighted...
  • § 130A-493   Smoking in State government buildings prohibited
    (a) Notwithstanding Article 64 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes pertaining to State‑controlled buildings, smoking is prohibited inside State government buildings as provided in...
  • § 130A-494   Other prohibitions
    Nothing in this Article repeals any other law prohibiting smoking, nor does it limit any law allowing regulation or prohibition of smoking on walkways or...
  • § 130A-495   Rules
    The Commission shall adopt rules to implement this Part. (2007‑193, s. 1.)
  • § 130A-496   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-497   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 130A-498   Local governments may restrict smoking in public places
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of Article 64 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes to the contrary, a local government may adopt an ordinance,...