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May 18, 2011
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Read the first time April 28, 2011.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 494) to amend Section 40-15-110, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to exemptions from Chapter 15 of Title 40 regulating dentists and dental, 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:
The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation estimates this bill will have no fiscal impact on the state general fund or on federal and/or other funds.
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TO AMEND SECTION 40-15-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CHAPTER 15 OF TITLE 40 REGULATING DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS, SO AS TO FURTHER SPECIFY THE SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES OF INTERNS AND RESIDENTS WHO ARE EXEMPT FROM LICENSURE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-15-360, RELATING TO THE AUTHORIZATION OF PHARMACISTS TO FILL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR DENTISTS, SO AS TO EXTEND THIS AUTHORIZATION TO INTERNS AND RESIDENTS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 15, Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-15-265. An intern or a resident enrolled in an oral surgery training program at an accredited institution of higher education is authorized to treat conditions required by the training program under the supervision of a licensed physician or licensed dentist. This treatment may include prescribing appropriate drugs or services, as provided by law, under the supervision of a licensed physician or dentist. A pharmacist licensed in this State may fill a prescription issued by an intern or resident during the course of a training program provided in this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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