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S*0567 (Rat #0183, Act #0158 of 1993) General Bill, By Moore, Jackson and Short
Similar (H 3741)
    A Bill to amend Title 20, Chapter 7, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Article 26 so as to enact the South Carolina Child Fatality Review and Prevention Act, to provide for the policy of the State in preventing child deaths, to create the Department of Child Fatalities in the State Law Enforcement Division and to provide for its duties and functions, to establish the State Child Fatality Advisory Committee, and to provide for its members, its purpose, powers, and duties; to provide for access to and confidentiality of records relating to children who have died and services provided to these children and their families; to add Sections 17-5-140 and 17-5-265 so as to require coroners and medical examiners to notify the Department of Child Fatalities when a child dies under certain circumstances; to add Sections 17-5-150 and 17-5-275 so as to authorize a coroner or a medical examiner to obtain an inspection warrant in the course of conducting an investigation of a child's death; to amend Section 20-7-490, as amended, relating to definitions in the child abuse and neglect law, so as to revise the definition of "abused or neglected child"; to amend Section 20-7-510, relating to child abuse and neglect, so as to require employees of a coroner or a medical examiner, undertaker, funeral home director, or their employees to report; to amend Section 20-7-650, as amended, relating to duties of local child protective agencies, so as to provide that confidentiality provisions do not apply to requests for information by the Department of Child Fatalities; to amend Section 20-7-690, as amended, relating to confidentiality of child abuse reports, and records, so as to allow the release of such information to county medical examiners, coroners, the Department of Child Fatalities, and the Advisory Committee; and to provide that funds and positions related to the child fatality review process in the Department of Social Services must be transferred to the Department of Child Fatalities.-amended title
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03/18/93Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-4
03/18/93Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-5
04/29/93Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment General SJ-7
04/29/93Senate Read second time SJ-8
04/29/93Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-8
05/06/93Senate Amended SJ-13
05/06/93Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-22
05/11/93House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-3
05/25/93House Point of order- fiscal impact statement needed HJ-24
05/26/93House Objection by Rep. Robinson, Lanford & Trotter HJ-27
05/26/93House Debate adjourned until Thursday, May 27, 1993 HJ-27
05/26/93House Objection withdrawn by Rep. Lanford HJ-78
05/27/93House Objection by Rep. Simrill & Kirsh HJ-129
05/27/93House Amended HJ-129
05/27/93House Read second time HJ-130
05/27/93House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-130
05/28/93House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-6
06/01/93Senate House amendment amended SJ-37
06/01/93Senate Returned to House with amendments SJ-37
06/02/93House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-37
06/10/93 Ratified R 183
06/15/93 Signed By Governor
06/15/93 Effective date 06/15/93
07/14/93 Act No. 158
07/14/93 Copies available

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