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H*4510 (Rat #0597, Act #0480 of 1992) General Bill, By Harrison
    A Bill to amend Title 44, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to health, by adding Chapter 115, The Physicians' Patient Records Act, so as to provide that the treating physician is the owner of patient records, to provide for the security of and access to patient records, to provide that medical records may not be withheld because of an unpaid bill, to authorize a fee for copying patient records and provide exceptions, to require physicians to retain adult patient records for at least ten years and records of minors for at least thirteen years, to provide requirements for the sale of patient records, to provide for civil and criminal immunity for a physician who releases records in good faith pursuant to written authorization by the patient or his representative, and to provide that this Act does not invalidate other provisions of law relating to medical records.-amended title
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03/04/92House Introduced and read first time HJ-24
03/04/92House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-24
04/15/92House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-8
04/29/92House Amended HJ-287
04/29/92House Read second time HJ-290
04/30/92House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-20
05/05/92Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-8
05/05/92Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-8
05/28/92Senate Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-6
05/28/92Senate Read second time SJ-6
05/28/92Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-6
06/02/92Senate Amended
06/02/92Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments
06/03/92House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-16
06/04/92 Ratified R 597
07/01/92 Signed By Governor
07/01/92 Effective date 07/01/92
07/01/92 Act No. 480
07/14/92 Copies available

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