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Sponsors: Senator Verdin
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Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2011
Introduced in the House on March 14, 2011
Last Amended on March 9, 2011
Rejected by the House on May 3, 2011
Summary: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Education Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/1/2010 Senate Prefiled 12/1/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs 1/11/2011 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 52) 1/11/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 52) 3/3/2011 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 16) 3/4/2011 Scrivener's error corrected 3/9/2011 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 24) 3/9/2011 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 24) 3/9/2011 Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 24) 3/10/2011 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 6) 3/14/2011 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 3) 3/14/2011 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 3) 4/26/2011 House Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 70) 4/27/2011 Scrivener's error corrected 4/28/2011 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 3, 2011 (House Journal-page 16) 5/3/2011 House Rejected (House Journal-page 19) 5/3/2011 House Roll call Yeas-52 Nays-54 (House Journal-page 19) 5/3/2011 House Motion noted- Rep. White moved to reconsider the vote whereby the Bill was rejected (House Journal-page 23) 5/4/2011 House Debate adjourned on motion to reconsider until Thursday, May 5 (House Journal-page 37) 5/5/2011 House Debate adjourned on motion to reconsider until Wednesday, May 11 5/11/2011 House Debate adjourned on motion to reconsider until Tuesday, May 17 (House Journal-page 16) 5/17/2011 House Debate adjourned on motion to reconsider until Wednesday, May 18 (House Journal-page 24) 5/18/2011 House Motion to reconsider tabled (House Journal-page 24)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 26, 2011
S. Printed 4/26/11--H. [SEC 4/27/11 4:20 PM]
Read the first time March 14, 2011.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 109) to amend Title 44 of the 1976 Code, relating to health, by adding Chapter 137, to enact the "Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Education Act", to require the Department, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
LEON HOWARD for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
Department of Health & Environmental Control
The department reports that while there would be some additional costs associated with the development and dissemination of this new educational program, costs would be minimal and will be absorbed using the agency's available resources.
Office of State Budget
TO AMEND TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO HEALTH, BY ADDING CHAPTER 137, TO ENACT THE "REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SYNDROME EDUCATION ACT", TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ESTABLISH AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM CONCERNING THE SYNDROME, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF A PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM, TO REQUIRE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL WORK WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS CONCERNING THE SYNDROME, TO ALLOW FOR PRIVATE FUNDING OF THE PROGRAM, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 44-137-10. As used in this chapter:
(1) 'Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome' means a neurologic syndrome of unknown etiology characterized by severe burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, tissue swelling, and extreme sensitivity to touch, that, if untreated, results in permanent deformity and chronic pain.
(2) 'Syndrome' means reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome.
Section 44-137-20. The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall establish a program to promote awareness of the syndrome and the importance of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
Section 44-137-30. (A) The public awareness program must utilize written materials and other forms of communication designed to provide education about the syndrome. The program's materials must contain information concerning:
(1) the nature and possible causes of the syndrome;
(2) risk factors that may contribute to the manifestation of the syndrome;
(3) available treatment options, including the risks and benefits of treatment; and
(4) the availability of diagnostic, treatment, and support services in the State.
(B) The educational materials must be available on the department's website.
Section 44-137-40. The department shall provide information to health care providers, local public health agencies, and other appropriate government agencies concerning:
(1) the nature of the syndrome;
(2) current research on the syndrome;
(3) current diagnostic treatments;
(4) current medical and surgical treatment options; and
(5) the availability of diagnostic, treatment, and support services in the State.
Section 44-137-50. The department may accept gifts, bequests, devises, grants, donations of money, or real and personal property of whatever kind for its use in furthering the purposes of this chapter. However, no such gift or grant may be accepted upon the condition that it shall diminish an obligation due the department. The department may refuse to accept any such gift or grant and the acceptance of any such gift or grant shall not incur any obligation on the part of the State. The department may promulgate rules governing the disposition of such gifts and grants."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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