SECTION .0800 ‑ COMMUNICABLE DISEASE GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

 

10A NCAC 41A .0801       COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FINANCIAL GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

(a)  The Division of Public Health may enter into financial arrangements with local health departments, community hospitals, nursing homes, or other convalescent facilities, and with physicians for the purpose of providing specific health care services for communicable diseases and the implementation of control measures.

(b)  The Division of Public Health may authorize a local health department to obtain required diagnostic and treatment services for persons with syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and granuloma inguinale from physicians:

(1)           The amount to be charged for these services shall be negotiated between the local health department and the physician and approved by the Division of Public Health at the lowest agreeable rate, not to exceed approved Medicaid reimbursement rates.  Drugs used in treatment may be provided to such physicians by the local health department.

(2)           The physician shall bill the local health department for services provided.  The local health department shall submit requests for payment to the Division of Public Health on forms provided by the Division of Public Health.

 

History Note:        Authority G. S. 130A‑5; 130A‑135; 130A‑144;

Eff. December 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2003.