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S 0119 General Bill, By M.T. Rose
    A Bill to amend Title 44, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Chapter 54 so as to create the South Carolina Drug Impaired Infants Act, to amend Section 20-7-290, relating to the rendering of health services to minors without parental consent, to provide that a physician providing care for a newborn child may order testing for alcohol and other drugs without the consent of parents under certain circumstances, to amend Section 20-7-510, relating to the requirement that certain persons report instances of child abuse or neglect, so as to add Subsection (D) to provide the circumstances under which persons are required to report positive results of drug or alcohol testing performed on a newborn, to amend Section 44-7-260, relating to hospitals, etc. and requirements for licensure, so as to provide, among other things, that no facility or service that provides diagnostic treatment or rehabilitative services related to alcohol or other drugs may refuse to provide these services to a woman solely because the woman is pregnant, to amend Section 44-49-40, relating to powers and duties of the Department of Health and Environmental Control concerning narcotics and controlled substances, so as to coordinate services of the Department relating to prenatal substance abuse, to amend Section 44-53-140, relating to the alcohol and drug abuse commitment, so as to provide that evidence obtained in the administering of health care may not be used against the person seeking treatment in any proceeding except proceedings initiated by the Department of Social Services, and to amend Sections 59-32-20 and 59-32-30, relating to education, so as to provide for the development and inclusion of appropriate drug education curricula concerning the effects of alcohol and drug abuse.
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10/03/94Senate Prefiled
10/03/94Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
01/10/95Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-45
01/12/95Senate Read second time SJ-8
01/12/95Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-8
01/18/95Senate Committed to Committee on Finance SJ-15
04/11/95Senate Recalled from Committee on Finance SJ-11
04/11/95Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-11
04/12/95House Introduced and read first time HJ-54
04/12/95House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-54
05/15/96House Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-18
05/23/96House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 28, 1996 HJ-93
05/28/96House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, May 29, 1996 HJ-126
05/30/96House Continued HJ-104
06/12/96House Reconsidered HJ-10
06/12/96House Debate adjourned HJ-10
06/13/96House Amended HJ-8
06/13/96House Tabled HJ-9

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