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S 1168
Session 119 (2011-2012) 

S 1168Next General Bill, By Fair
 A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION
 44-37-60 SO AS TO REQUIRE HOSPITALS TO PROVIDE PARENTS OF NEWBORNS, PRIOR TO
 DISCHARGE, EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON PERTUSSIS DISEASE AND TO REQUIRE THIS
 INFORMATION TO INCLUDE THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL'S RECOMMENDATION THAT
 PARENTS RECEIVE THE TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, AND PERTUSSIS VACCINE DURING POST
 PARTUM TO PROTECT NEWBORNS FROM THE TRANSMISSION OF PERTUSSIS; AND TO PROVIDE
 THAT HOSPITALS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OR PAY FOR A VACCINATION AGAINST
 PERTUSSIS.

   02/01/12  Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12)
   02/01/12  Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
                     (Senate Journal-page 12)
   03/29/12  Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs
                     (Senate Journal-page 10)
   04/11/12  Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 28)
   04/11/12  Senate Roll call Ayes-43  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 28)
   04/12/12  Senate Read third time and sent to House
                     (Senate Journal-page 12)
   04/17/12  House  Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9)
   04/17/12  House  Referred to Committee on Medical, Military,
                     Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 9)



VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/1/2012
3/29/2012



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COMMITTEE REPORT

March 29, 2012

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Introduced by Senator Fair

S. Printed 3/29/12--S.

Read the first time February 1, 2012.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL AFFAIRS

To whom was referred a Bill (S. Previous1168) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 44-37-60 so as to require hospitals to provide parents of newborns, prior to, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

HARVEY S. PEELER, JR. for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-37-60 SO AS TO REQUIRE HOSPITALS TO PROVIDE PARENTS OF NEWBORNS, PRIOR TO DISCHARGE, EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON PERTUSSIS DISEASE AND TO REQUIRE THIS INFORMATION TO INCLUDE THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL'S RECOMMENDATION THAT PARENTS RECEIVE THE TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, AND PERTUSSIS VACCINE DURING POST PARTUM TO PROTECT NEWBORNS FROM THE TRANSMISSION OF PERTUSSIS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT HOSPITALS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OR PAY FOR A VACCINATION AGAINST PERTUSSIS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 37, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-37-60.    (A)    During the postpartum period and prior to discharge each hospital shall provide parents of newborns educational information on pertussis disease and the availability of a vaccine to protect against pertussis. This educational information must include, but is not limited to, information on the Center for Disease Control's recommendation that parents receive the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine during the post partum period to protect their newborns from the transmission of pertussis.

(B)    Nothing in this section requires a hospital to provide or pay for a vaccination against pertussis."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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