South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 3821

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Fry, Bedingfield, Henderson, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Allison, Arrington, Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, Jefferson, Cobb-Hunter, Govan, Long, Putnam, Cogswell and Knight
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Introduced in the House on February 22, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on April 11, 2017
Last Amended on April 6, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education

Summary: Higher education

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   2/22/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 39)
   2/22/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 39)
   2/28/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Allison, 
                        Arrington, Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott
    3/7/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jordan, 
                        B.Newton, Martin, Erickson, Jefferson, Cobb-Hunter, 
                        Govan, Long
    3/8/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Putnam, Cogswell
   3/21/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Knight
   3/30/2017  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and 
                        Public Works (House Journal-page 75)
    4/6/2017  House   Amended (House Journal-page 7)
    4/6/2017  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 7)
    4/6/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-98  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 8)
    4/6/2017  House   Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative 
                        day (House Journal-page 9)
    4/7/2017  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 2)
   4/11/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
   4/11/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/22/2017
3/30/2017
4/6/2017

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AMENDED

April 6, 2017

H. 3821

Introduced by Reps. Fry, Bedingfield, Henderson, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Allison, Arrington, Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, Jefferson, Cobb-Hunter, Govan, Long, Putnam, Cogswell and Knight

S. Printed 4/6/17--H.

Read the first time February 22, 2017.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-103-155 SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER MANDATORY COURSES ON THE PRESCRIBING AND MONITORING OF SCHEDULE II, III, AND IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 103, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-103-155. Any public or private institution of higher education in the State from which a student may earn a degree in a health care profession that allows the person to prescribe controlled substances listed in Schedules II, III, and IV in the State shall require for those programs that students complete coursework on the prescription and monitoring of Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances, including coursework on the prescription of Schedule II controlled substances to treat or manage pain, and strategies that can be employed to recognize signs of and reduce the likelihood of patient addiction. These institutions of higher education shall coordinate with the state's Commission on Higher Education, Board of Medical Examiners, Board of Dentistry, and Board of Nursing to develop the curriculum."

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

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