South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014

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A173, R190, H3567

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Horne
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11113ac13.docx

Introduced in the House on February 19, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on May 2, 2013
Passed by the General Assembly on May 7, 2014
Governor's Action: May 16, 2014, Signed

Summary: Mental health

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   2/19/2013  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 46)
   2/19/2013  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 46)
   4/24/2013  House   Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military, Public 
                        and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 33)
   4/30/2013  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 48)
   4/30/2013  House   Roll call Yeas-110  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 48)
    5/1/2013  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 6)
    5/2/2013  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 17)
    5/2/2013  Senate  Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs 
                        (Senate Journal-page 17)
    5/1/2014  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs 
                        (Senate Journal-page 16)
    5/6/2014  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 19)
    5/6/2014  Senate  Roll call Ayes-40  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 19)
    5/7/2014  Senate  Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 8)
   5/15/2014          Ratified R 190
   5/16/2014          Signed By Governor
   5/27/2014          Effective date 05/16/14
    6/2/2014          Act No. 173

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/19/2013
4/24/2013
5/1/2014

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(A173, R190, H3567)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF TERMS USED IN THE STATE CERTIFICATE OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT" IN A RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY BY REVISING THE TERM TO INCLUDE YOUNG ADULTS AND BY INCREASING THE ELIGIBILITY AGE FROM UNDER EIGHTEEN TO UNDER TWENTY-ONE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Definition revised to include "young adults"

SECTION    1.    Section 44-7-130(18) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(18)    'Children, adolescents, and young adults in need of mental health treatment' in a residential treatment facility means a child, adolescent, or young adult under age twenty-one who manifests a substantial disorder of cognitive or emotional process, which lessens or impairs to a marked degree that child's, adolescent's, or young adult's capacity either to develop or to exercise age-appropriate or age-adequate behavior. The behavior includes, but is not limited to, marked disorders of mood or thought processes, severe difficulties with self-control and judgment including behavior dangerous to self or others, and serious disturbances in the ability to care for and relate to others."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 15th day of May, 2014.

Approved the 16th day of May, 2014.

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