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S*1116 (Rat #0295, Act #0279 of 1992) General Bill, By Bryan, H.U. Fielding, D.L. Hinds, C.T. Hinson, Peeler and M.T. Rose
    A Bill to amend Section 44-22-10, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to definitions under the Rights of Mental Health Patients, so as to revise these definitions; to amend Section 44-22-60, relating to rights of patients upon admission to a facility, so as to clarify that rights of patients apply when admitted to a Department of Mental Health Facility rather than to any mental health residential program; to amend Section 44-22-70, relating to individualized treatment plans, so as to provide that such plan must be reviewed in a long-term care facility every ninety days rather than every sixty days; to amend Section 44-22-100, relating to confidentiality of records, certificates, applications, and reports, so as to clarify that this confidentiality extends to certain other Chapters in Title 44; to amend Section 44-22-120, relating to certain rights that patients are assured, so as to include the right to care for one's own clothing when able to do so and to provide for the disposition of unclaimed personal property when a patient is discharged; to amend Section 44-22-150, relating to mechanical restraints on patients, so as to provide that the restraints must be removed every two hours; to amend Section 44-22-210, relating to a patient's temporary leave of absence, so as to extend the limitation on such a leave from fourteen to ninety days; and to repeal Sections 44-17-650, 44-23-1010, 44-23-1060, and 44-52-180 relating to the rights of mental health patients.
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12/02/91Senate Prefiled
12/02/91Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
01/14/92Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-32
01/14/92Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-32
01/28/92Senate Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-6
01/29/92Senate Read second time SJ-7
02/05/92Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-12
02/06/92House Introduced and read first time HJ-3
02/06/92House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-4
02/19/92House Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-8
02/26/92House Read second time HJ-41
02/27/92House Read third time and enrolled HJ-14
03/04/92 Ratified R 295
03/10/92 Signed By Governor
03/10/92 Effective date 03/10/92
03/10/92 Act No. 279
04/14/92 Copies available

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