McCabe, Rhine Speak Out Against COVID-19 Immunity Law on WWAY
NCAJ president John McCabe and NCAJ member Joel Rhine speak out in a recent report on WWAY-TV3 on the COVID-19 immunity law. The law (North Carolina General Statutes §§ 90-21.131 to 90-21.134) provides legal protection for nursing homes and other healthcare providers against negligence if their actions are somehow related to COVID-19.
Rhine is representing the family of a client who died after being brutally beaten by a fellow patient and has asked North Carolinians to contact their legislators about changing the law. NCAJ has asked Gov. Cooper to end the state of emergency imposed by his executive order, which would bring an end to the immunity. NCAJ sent a letter making the request to Cooper on March 11. Cooper said in a press briefing on March 17 that he did not intend to rescind the executive order.