- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Two pieces of legislation designed to provide hope to children in foster care and for people diagnosed with life-ending illnesses are heading to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk.

The Senate gave unanimous final legislative approval Tuesday to the bills.

One measure is designed to give new leeway to families offering foster care so the children can learn to drive or have a sleepover at a friend’s house. The legislation seeks to remove rules that require official pre-approval of activities and promote normal lives for the children.

The other measure tries to improve the possibility terminally-ill patients can use experimental drugs or devices to prolong or reverse sickness. The bill sets up which treatments could be used and largely releases the manufacturer from liability for harm the treatment may cause.


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