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A173, R190, H3567
Sponsors: Rep. Horne
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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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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(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."
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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