On February 17, 2021 Governor Cooper issued EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 194, for the State of North Carolina due to the imminent threat of a winter storm in the State of North Carolina. This bulletin is to remind health benefit plans of compliance requirements for operations under a state of emergency for purposes of obtaining extra prescriptions during a state of emergency or disaster. This authorization of extra prescriptions during this state of emergency in the State of North Carolina is valid for prescription medication requests made within 29 days of issuance of this bulletin, unless extended by an order issued by the Commissioner.

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