Legislative Update for 01/27/17

The 2017-2018 session of the North Carolina General Assembly began in earnest this week. After an organizational session earlier this month, there was a two-week break for office moves, committee assignments, and last-minute fundraisers. This week, despite no...

Measles in Wake County, NC

Please review the memo from Megan Davies, MD, State Epidemiologist and Chief, Epidemiology Section, and Wendy Holmes, RN, Head, Immunization Branch, regarding a case of measles in Wake County with potential exposures at multiple venues. As noted, clinicians who...

Legislative Update for 07/06/16

At 11:58 p.m. on Friday July 1st, the House and Senate joined in a ceremonial “dropping of the hankie” as the 2015-2016 session of the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned “sine die.” This was the earliest adjournment in many years, and (just) met the goal of...

Legislative Update for 07/02/16

Very early this morning the 2015-2106 session of the General Assembly adjourned “Sine Die,” meaning they are done until a new session convenes next January. The session ended with a traditional “hankie drop” ceremony, which has not taken place in years, which felt...