(Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\003\abstinence until marriage.docx):
EXPLANATION: Abstinence Until Marriage Title V Program proviso
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 34,
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, page 417,
after line 9, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to
/(DHEC: Abstinence Until Marriage Evidence-Based Programs Funding) From the monies appropriated for the Continuation of Teen Pregnancy Prevention, contracts must be awarded to separate private, non-profit 501(c)(3) entities to provide Abstinence Until Marriage teen pregnancy prevention programs and services within the State using a proven effective program/curricula that meets the A-H Title V, Section 510 definition of Abstinence Education. Contracts must be awarded utilizing a competitive approach in accordance with the South Carolina Procurement Code. Applicants will be given priority that have, for at least two years prior to application, effectively implemented in South Carolina the program/curricula for which funding is being applied. Applicants contracted to provide SC Title V, Section 510 funding will be given priority in order to meet the State's Title V, Section 510 federal match requirement. Proposed programs/curricula must be certified as medically accurate by a government of private agency that has the
capacity to provide a quality review of materials for medical accuracy. Proposed programs/curricula must be certified by the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) as meeting and being in compliance with all of the Title V, Section 510 A-H requirement for abstinence-until-marriage education programs. Applicants must provide proof of an agreement with a federally certified IRB for review of program and evaluation processes and protocol and must provide proof of the IRB's approval prior to program implementation. Applicants must provide a budget for the proposed project and a recent third party audit indicating the applicant has sufficient experience and capacity for properly managing the level of funding for which the application is being made. The monies appropriated must be paid over a five year basis for services rendered. Unexpended funds shall be carried forward for the purpose of fulfilling the department's contractual agreement. The programs implemented by the entity awarded a contract pursuant to this proviso may not violate any portion of the South Carolina Comprehensive Health Education Act when implemented in a school setting. An entity that violates any portion of the South Carolina Comprehensive Health Education Act must reimburse the State for all funds disbursed.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.