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EXPLANATION: Comprises a new study committee looking at indigent care in South Carolina.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 89, GENERAL
PROVISIONS, page 520, after line 27, by adding an appropriately
numbered paragraph to read:
/(GP: Healthcare Study) There is created a study committee to look at the level and quality of healthcare being provided in South Carolina. The purpose of the study committee is to determine whether the proper level of healthcare is being provided for all recipients under State and Federal guidelines.
The study committee shall be composed of the Governor, or her designee; the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, or his designee; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or his designee; a member appointed by the Chairman of the House Minority Caucus, a member appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Minority Caucus, a representative from the Department of Health and Human Services, a representative from the Department of Health and Environmental Control, a representative from the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging, a representative from the Counsel on Aging, a representative from the Attorney General's office, a representative from the Health Care Association, a representative from the South Carolina Primary Association, a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, a member of the South Carolina Hospital Association, and a representative from the South Carolina Nursing Home Association. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairman.
The study committee shall accept committee staffing and coordination from the appropriate committees of the Senate and House of Representatives. The members of the study committee shall serve without mileage, per diem, and subsistence. The study committee shall meet as often as is necessary, and shall convene no later than sixty days after the effective date of this act. The study committee shall submit its reccomendations for priority funding for healthcare in the General appropriations act for the ensuing year. This plan must be submitted to the General Assembly no later than December 1, 2011, at which point the study committee shall dissolve./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.