Governor Perdue will appoint five Task Force members; one former judge, one physician, one former journalist, one historian, and an attorney with experience in the health insurance field or with a medical ethics background as described in the EO. The Task Force is expected to complete a preliminary report by August 1, 2011 and a final report by February 1, 2012. EO: 83 was signed by both Governor Perdue and Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall on March 8.
For more read North Carolina's Executive Order No. 83 [PDF].
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