RALEIGH — Senator Ralph Hise, Senate Deputy President Pro Tempore, Republican – District 47 representing Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey Counties, is a co-sponsor to allow expanded uses of hemp extract. The complete summary of the bill is below as well as its movement within the Senate.
This bill would allow hemp extract to be used to treat autism, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease or Mitochondiral disease. Current law only allows the extract to be used to treat epilepsy.
The bill also allows the patient to be under the care of a neurologist or has been examined and is under the care of a physician who has consulted with a neurologist about the patient’s condition. Current law only allows the patient to be under the care of a neurologist.
The bill defines a physician as an individual licensed, board certified, and affiliated with one or more hospitals licensed in the state.
The bill requires the documentation of the name, address, and hospital affiliation of any physician with whom the neurologist consults with about the patient’s condition in making the recommendation.
Filed – February 27, 2019
This bill was was referred to the following Senate Committees:
- Health Care – March 20, 2019
- Judiciary – April 3, 2019
- Rules – April 9, 2019
This bill will now move to the Senate floor.