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H*4999 (Rat #0207, Act #0189 of 2016) General Bill, By Goldfinch, Merrill, Clemmons, Ridgeway, G.M. Smith, Yow, Erickson and Long
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Summary: Immunity from Liability for Providing Free Health Care Services
    AN ACT 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 IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR PROVIDING FREE HEALTH CARE SERVICES, WITH EXCEPTIONS; 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"; 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; AND TO ENABLE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO FULFILL CERTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BY PROVIDING FREE HEALTH CARE SERVICES. - ratified title
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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)
05/12/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 27)
05/12/16Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 27)
05/17/16Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 15)
05/24/16 Ratified R 207
05/25/16 Signed By Governor
05/27/16 Effective date 05/25/16
05/31/16 Act No. 189



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