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S 0357 General Bill, By Cleary and Davis
Summary: Immunity from Liability for Providing Free Health Care Services
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 30, TITLE 44 SO AS TO BE ENTITLED "IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR PROVIDING FREE HEALTH CARE SERVICES", AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SERVICES OF A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TREATING A PATIENT FREE OF CHARGE ARE DEEMED TO BE WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN STATUTE; TO REENTITLE CHAPTER 30, TITLE 44 AS "HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS"; TO DESIGNATE SECTIONS 44-30-10 THROUGH 44-30-90 AS ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 30, TITLE 44, ENTITLED "HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL COMPLIANCE ACT"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-79-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LIABILITY OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHEN PROVIDING FREE MEDICAL CARE, SO AS TO REQUIRE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT OF PROVISION OF THE VOLUNTARY, UNCOMPENSATED CARE AND TO ALLOW THE WRITTEN AGREEMENT TO BE AN ELECTRONIC RECORD.
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01/22/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 1)
01/22/15Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 1)
03/10/15Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 19)
03/18/15Senate Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted (Senate Journal-page 18)
03/18/15Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 18)
03/18/15Senate Roll call Ayes-45 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 18)
03/19/15Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 7)
03/24/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 15)
03/24/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 15)



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