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Neighbors on Call's Weekly Policy Update for 10/18/21

Education Policy

Update as of this writing: Keung Hui at The News and Observer reported on Twitter that Judge David Lee is giving Leandro plaintiffs until Nov. 1 to submit a proposed order for requiring the NC General Assembly to fund the plan.

Environmental Policy

Health Care Policy

On Friday Governor Cooper signed into law SB 191, the “No Patient Left Alone Act.”The bill, written in response to early COVID-19 restrictions, will prevent health care facilities from banning patient visitors. Facilities affected by the law include hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice care facilities. The bill had previously unanimously passed the NC General Assembly.

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