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H*4773 (Rat #0269, Act #0233 of 2016) General Bill, By Duckworth, Kirby, Jordan, Johnson, Collins, Hill, Brannon, Merrill and Tinkler
Summary: Margy's Law
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "MARGY'S LAW"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-78-15, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDER ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "DO NOT RESUSCITATE BRACELET"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-78-20, RELATING TO THE AVAILABILITY OF DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES TO THE TERMINALLY ILL, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE AVAILABILITY OF DO NOT RESUSCITATE BRACELETS IN ADDITION TO WRITTEN ORDERS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-78-25, RELATING TO DUTIES OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL WHEN PRESENTED DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 44-78-30, RELATING TO REQUIRED FORMS FOR DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FORM OF DO NOT RESUSCITATE BRACELETS, TO PROVIDE PATIENTS MUST BEAR THE COSTS OF OBTAINING THE BRACELETS, AND TO PROVIDE COMMERCIAL VENDORS APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE THE BRACELETS SHALL NOT FULFILL REQUESTS FOR BRACELETS WITHOUT RECEIVING ORDERS FROM HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-78-35, 44-78-40, 44-78-45, AND 44-78-60, ALL RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS IN THE ACT, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES. - ratified title
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01/28/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9)
01/28/16House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 9)
04/13/16House Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 77)
04/14/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 28)
04/14/16House Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 29)
04/14/16House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 30)
04/15/16House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 3)
04/19/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
04/19/16Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 7)
05/19/16Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 8)
05/31/16Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 50)
05/31/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 50)
05/31/16Senate Roll call Ayes-44 Nays-2 (Senate Journal-page 50)
06/01/16Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 37)
06/02/16House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 25)
06/02/16House Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 25)
06/02/16 Ratified R 269
06/03/16 Signed By Governor
06/09/16 Effective date 06/03/16
06/09/16 Act No. 233



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