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H 4486 General Bill, By Henderson, Elliott, W. Newton, Govan, Erickson and Cobb-Hunter
Similar (S 0762)
Summary: Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "RECOGNITION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL LICENSURE INTERSTATE COMPACT ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 61, TITLE 44 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO JOIN THE RECOGNITION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL LICENSURE INTERSTATE COMPACT IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE DAY-TO-DAY MOVEMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) PERSONNEL ACROSS STATE BOUNDARIES IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR ASSIGNED EMS DUTIES AND TO AFFORD IMMEDIATE LEGAL RECOGNITION TO EMS PERSONNEL IN A MEMBER STATE; TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN EMS LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE COMPACT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF EMS PERSONNEL TO PRACTICE IN ANOTHER MEMBER STATE AND IN REMOTE STATES, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON THE APPLICATION OF THE COMPACT DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON THE PRIVILEGE TO PRACTICE UNDER THE COMPACT WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL'S LICENSE IS SUSPENDED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED AND TO ENABLE A MEMBER STATE TO TAKE ADVERSE ACTIONS AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL'S LICENSE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO GRANT CERTAIN POWERS TO THE STATE'S EMS AUTHORITY; TO ESTABLISH THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR EMS PERSONNEL PRACTICE AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY; TO PROVIDE FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THE COMPACT BY MEMBER STATES AND FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-61-20, RELATING TO TERMS DEFINED IN THE "EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA", SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF "INVESTIGATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE".
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12/13/17House Prefiled
12/13/17House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
01/09/18House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 127)
01/09/18House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 128)
02/01/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton
03/01/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Govan, Erickson, Cobb-Hunter
04/03/18House Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 59)
04/04/18House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Hill, Fry, Crawford, Atwater, Toole, Daning, Trantham, Long, Hewitt (House Journal-page 26)
04/04/18 Scrivener's error corrected
04/05/18House Requests for debate removed-Rep(s). Atwater, Daning, Trantham, Toole, Crawford, Fry, Hewitt, Long (House Journal-page 41)
04/05/18House Read second time (House Journal-page 42)
04/05/18House Roll call Yeas-103 Nays-2 (House Journal-page 42)
04/05/18House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 44)
04/06/18House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 4)
04/09/18Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 13)
04/09/18Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 13)
04/19/18Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 6)



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