South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 3826

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General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Huggins, Bedingfield, Fry, Henderson, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Allison, Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, Dillard, G.R. Smith, Robinson-Simpson, Long, Taylor, Hixon, Arrington, Bennett, W. Newton, Putnam and Cogswell
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Introduced in the House on February 22, 2017
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

Summary: Prescriptions

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 41)
   2/22/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 41)
   2/28/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Allison, 
                        Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott
    3/2/2017  House   Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 17)
    3/2/2017  House   Recommitted to Committee on Medical, Military, Public 
                        and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 17)
    3/7/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: B.Newton, 
                        Martin, Erickson, Dillard, G.R.Smith, 
                        Robinson-Simpson, Long, Taylor, Hixon, Arrington, 
                        Bennett, W.Newton
    3/8/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Putnam, Cogswell

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/22/2017

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-360, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO DEVELOP A COUNTERFEIT-RESISTANT PRESCRIPTION BLANK, WHICH MUST BE USED BY PRACTITIONERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRESCRIBING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 44-53-360 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 71 of 2007, is further amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection at the end to read:

"( )    Within sixty days of the effective date of this act, the department shall develop the form and content for a counterfeit-resistant prescription blank, which must be used by practitioners for the purpose of prescribing a controlled substance listed in Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, or Schedule V pursuant to this section. The department may require the prescription blanks to be printed on distinctive, watermarked paper and to bear the preprinted name, address, and category of professional licensure of the practitioner and that practitioner's federal registry number for controlled substances. The prescription blanks may not be transferred."

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

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