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H 4999 General Bill, By Goldfinch, Merrill, Clemmons, Ridgeway, G.M. Smith, Yow, Erickson and Long
Similar (S 0357)
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, 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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02/25/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 69)
02/25/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 69)
04/27/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow, Erickson, Long
04/27/16House Recalled from Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 64)
04/28/16House Amended (House Journal-page 24)
04/28/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 24)
04/28/16House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 27)
04/28/16House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 29)
04/29/16House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 1)
05/03/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
05/03/16Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 5)
05/04/16Senate Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 2)



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