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H*3083 (Rat #0085, Act #0054 of 2015) General Bill, By Huggins, Kennedy, Clary, Corley, Weeks, Whipper and Gilliard
Summary: S.C. Overdose Prevention Act
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 130 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO ALLOW CERTAIN MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO PRESCRIBE OPIOID ANTIDOTES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BELIEVES IN GOOD FAITH ARE AT RISK OF EXPERIENCING AN OPIOID OVERDOSE, TO REQUIRE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONAL INFORMATION TO A PERSON TO WHOM THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL PRESCRIBES AN OPIOID ANTIDOTE, TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO DISPENSE OPIOID ANTIDOTES PURSUANT TO A PRESCRIPTION, TO ALLOW CAREGIVERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS TO ADMINISTER OPIOID ANTIDOTES TO INDIVIDUALS WHO THE CAREGIVER OR FIRST RESPONDER BELIEVES IN GOOD FAITH ARE AT RISK OF EXPERIENCING AN OPIOID OVERDOSE, TO ALLOW PRESCRIBERS TO PRESCRIBE STANDING ORDERS FOR OPIOID ANTIDOTES TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND FOR FIRST RESPONDERS TO POSSESS THESE OPIOID ANTIDOTES, AND TO PROVIDE PROTECTIONS FROM CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR PRESCRIBING, DISPENSING, OR ADMINISTERING OPIOID ANTIDOTES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. - ratified title
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12/11/14House Prefiled
12/11/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 89)
01/13/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 89)
02/10/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Kennedy, Clary
03/03/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Corley
04/22/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks, Whipper
04/22/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 7)
04/28/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard
04/28/15House Amended (House Journal-page 44)
04/28/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 44)
04/28/15House Roll call Yeas-91 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 47)
04/29/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 10)
04/29/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
04/29/15Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 6)
05/05/15 Scrivener's error corrected
05/21/15Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs
05/26/15Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 17)
05/26/15Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 17)
05/28/15Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 10)
06/02/15 Ratified R 85
06/03/15 Signed By Governor
06/08/15 Effective date 06/03/15
06/09/15 Act No. 54



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