View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3413 The Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3413 (COUNCIL\AGM\18694AB11):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 44-140-40(A), as contained in SECTION 1, by deleting the subsection in its entirety and inserting:

/      (A)(1)      There is established the South Carolina Health Information Exchange Council, a body corporate and politic, which shall serve as the governance authority for SCHIEx. The Council consists of:
           (a)      a representative of a hospital in this State;
           (b)      a physician licensed in good standing and actively practicing in this State in a rural health clinic;
           (c)      a physician licensed in good standing and actively practicing in this State;
           (d)      a representative of a federally qualified health center in this State;
           (e)      a pharmacist licensed in good standing and actively practicing in this State;
           (f)      the Director or a designee of the Department of Health and Human Services;
           (g)      the Executive Director of the State Budget and Control Board or a designee with experience regarding the State Health Plan;
           (h)      the Commissioner or a designee of the Department of Health and Environmental Control;
           (i)      a representative of a regional health information organization in this State that provides countywide services or that serves a population of more than ten thousand;
           (j)      a representative of research institutions in this State;
           (k)      a patient representative; and
           (L)      two representatives of health insurance plans regulated by the South Carolina Department of Insurance, one of whom must be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate for a four-year term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies, and one of whom must be appointed by the Speaker of the House for a four-year term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
           (2)      The members enumerated in items (1), (2), (5), and (11) must be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate for four-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualify. The members enumerated in items (3), (4), (9), and (10) must be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives for four-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualify. A vacancy in appointed members of the Council must be filled by the appointing authority for the vacated position for the unexpired portion of the term. The remaining members serve ex officio. /

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