N.C. governor increases privacy protection of first responders

N.C. governor increases privacy protection of first responders.
N.C. governor increases privacy protection of first responders. | Courtesy of the N.C. Governor's Office
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Wednesday that he has enacted a law that will prevent the disclosure of the personal information of first-response personnel and government-issued cell phone numbers.

This bill would cover those that work in law enforcement, emergency medical services and fire departments.

“We must give first responders and their families every protection we can from possible retaliation or malicious interference in the performance of their duties,” McCrory said. “This bill will provide them with the additional privacy and security they need to enjoy their personal lives.”

In this announcement, McCrory states that several other measures have been signed into law alongside S699. H512 is a measure that extends the deadline to implement back-up Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) requirements and develops a purchasing list in order to enhance emergency communication over the 911 system.

H13 is a measure that requires all children to submit proof of a health assessment by a qualified physician in order to attend public schools. It also states that any students absent due to this requirement must be able to complete work that was issued during the period of absence.

H308 is a measure that amends laws relating to medical support and health insurance coverage in cases of child support cases and aligns state law to federal guidelines in this area.

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