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H*4108 (Rat #0673, Act #0586 of 1988) General Bill, By J.H. Hodges
    A Bill to amend Chapter 77, Title 44, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the Death with Dignity Act, so as to revise the definitions pertaining to the Act, provide when life sustaining procedures may be withheld or withdrawn and clarify the physician's responsibilities, revise the form and procedures necessary to execute a valid declaration of a desire for a natural death, provide new requirements for revocation of a declaration, provide the circumstances under which immunity applies in reliance upon a declaration, detail the duties of a physician and health care facility if a declaration is not effectuated, provide for the preservation of other legal rights and responsibilities, and revise the penalties for noncompliance with this Act.-amended title
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04/06/88House Introduced and read first time HJ-2502
04/06/88House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-2503
05/05/88House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-3582
05/12/88House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 17, 1988 HJ-3742
05/12/88House Reconsidered HJ-3753
05/12/88House Amended HJ-3754
05/12/88House Read second time HJ-3754
05/12/88House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-3754
05/13/88House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-3794
05/17/88Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-3
05/19/88Senate Read second time SJ-10
05/19/88Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-10
05/20/88Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-1
05/24/88 Ratified R 673
05/29/88 Signed By Governor
05/29/88 Effective date 05/29/88
05/29/88 Act No. 586
06/16/88 Copies available

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