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H 3925 General Bill, By Fair
    A Bill to amend Section 44-77-20, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to definitions in the Death with Dignity Act, so as to revise the definition of "life-sustaining procedures" and to define "artificial nutrition and hydration"; to amend Section 44-77-30, as amended, relating to conditions for withholding life-sustaining procedures, so as to add the inability to give directions regarding the use of life-sustaining procedures as a condition; to amend Section 44-77-80, as amended, relating to revocation of declaration, so as to provide that any doubt on revocation must be resolved in favor of life-sustaining procedures; to amend Section 44-77-100, as amended, relating to effectuation of declaration when a health care professional does not wish to participate, so as to specify the basis for refusal to participate and to prohibit any disciplinary or employment action against the person; and to amend Section 44-77-130, as amended, relating to construction of Chapter, so as to provide that the Chapter does not authorize assisted suicide.
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04/13/93House Introduced and read first time HJ-14
04/13/93House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-14

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