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S*0448 (Rat #0038, Act #0028 of 2013) General Bill, By Alexander, Peeler, Cleary and S. Martin
Similar (H 3618)
Summary: Physician assistant
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-47-938 SO AS TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A PHYSICIAN MAY ENTER A SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP WITH A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-910, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO ADD AND REVISE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-940, RELATING TO APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE BEFORE A LICENSE MAY BE GRANTED; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-945, RELATING TO CONDITIONS FOR GRANTING PERMANENT LICENSURE, SO AS TO DELETE REQUIREMENTS THAT A SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN MUST ACCOMPANY AN APPLICANT APPEARING BEFORE THE BOARD WITH HIS SCOPE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES, AND TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION AGAINST APPROVAL BY A SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING OR TASKS NOT LISTED ON THE APPLICATION FOR LIMITED LICENSURE AS A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-950, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR LIMITED LICENSURE AS A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO SUPERVISING PHYSICIANS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-955, RELATING TO PHYSICAL PRESENCE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN OF A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, SO AS TO DELETE EXISTING REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING ON-SITE SETTINGS AND TO PROVIDE WHERE AND HOW A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT MAY PRACTICE, TO REVISE PROVISIONS CONCERNING OFF-SITE SETTINGS, AND TO REVISE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF A SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-960, RELATING TO SCOPE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE AUTHORIZATION TO PRESCRIBE SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AMONG SITUATIONS REQUIRING DIRECT EVALUATION OR IMMEDIATE REFERRAL BY THE SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-965, RELATING TO SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND SCOPE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES OF A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT MAY RECEIVE AND DISTRIBUTE PROFESSIONAL SAMPLES OF THESE SUBSTANCES AND MAY PRESCRIBE THESE SUBSTANCES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-970, RELATING TO THE PRESCRIBING OF DRUGS BY A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, SO AS TO AS TO DELETE A PROHIBITION AGAINST PRESCRIBING SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-995, RELATING TO THE TERMINATION OF A SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A PHYSICIAN AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THIS TERMINATION THE PRACTICE OF THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT MUST CEASE UNTIL NEW SCOPE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES, RATHER THAN A NEW APPLICATION, ARE SUBMITTED BY A NEW SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN TO THE BOARD; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 40-47-975 RELATING TO ON-THE-JOB TRAINING AND SECTION 40-47-980 RELATING TO THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS IN CHRONIC CARE AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES. - ratified title
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02/27/13Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 16)
02/27/13Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 16)
04/18/13Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 6)
04/24/13Senate Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted (Senate Journal-page 23)
04/24/13Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 23)
04/24/13Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 23)
04/25/13 Scrivener's error corrected
04/30/13Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 21)
04/30/13House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference (House Journal-page 189)
05/02/13House Read second time (House Journal-page 32)
05/02/13House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 34)
05/02/13House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 35)
05/03/13House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 2)
05/15/13 Ratified R 38
05/21/13 Signed By Governor
05/23/13 Effective date 05/21/13
05/28/13 Act No. 28



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