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North Carolina

These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on July 16, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in North Carolina, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Information Hub, the North Carolina Department of Commerce or the North Carolina Center for Nonprofit Organizations' Nonprofit Pandemic Resources

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Description of Program and Relief

Immunity to Healthcare Workers, Providers, and Facilities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor of North Carolina has signed into law Senate Bill 704, which, among many other things, greatly expands upon the healthcare liability immunities provided for in prior Executive Orders. The law provides immunity to healthcare workers and healthcare facilities from civil liability alleged to have resulted from care or omissions provided during the COVID-19 emergency declaration.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor

Dates Available

The law is retroactive to March 10, 2020, when the Governor first declared an emergency in the state due to COVID-19. The law will remain in effect until the emergency declaration is rescinded.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Includes all healthcare workers, providers, and facilities who provide (i) direct medical treatment to patients seeking care related to COVID-19; and (ii) “care to any other individual who presents or otherwise seeks care at or from a health care facility or to a health care provider during the period of the COVID-19 emergency declaration,” as long as the care provided was directly or indirectly impacted by decisions made as a result of COVID-19, except in cases of harms or damages caused intentionally, by gross negligence, or by reckless misconduct.

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