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H*4705
Session 119 (2011-2012) 

H*4705Next(Rat #0237, Act #0191 of 2012)  General Bill, By Brady, Butler Garrick, 
Long, Funderburk, Thayer, Henderson, Pope, Whipper and R.L. Brown
 AN ACT 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
 POSTPARTUM 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. - ratified title

   01/31/12  House  Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 33)
   01/31/12  House  Referred to Committee on Medical, Military,
                     Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 33)
   02/07/12  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pope
   03/28/12  House  Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military,
                     Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 5)
   04/18/12  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper,
                     R.L.Brown
   04/19/12  House  Read second time (House Journal-page 37)
   04/19/12  House  Roll call Yeas-84  Nays-11 (House Journal-page 38)
   04/19/12  House  Unanimous consent for third reading on next
                     legislative day (House Journal-page 39)
   04/20/12  House  Read third time and sent to Senate
                     (House Journal-page 2)
   04/24/12  Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
   04/24/12  Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
                     (Senate Journal-page 10)
   05/24/12  Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs
                     (Senate Journal-page 20)
   05/29/12  Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 28)
   05/29/12  Senate Roll call Ayes-38  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 28)
   05/30/12  Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 24)
   06/05/12         Ratified R 237
   06/07/12         Signed By Governor
   06/18/12         Effective date 06/07/12
   06/18/12         Act No. 191



VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/31/2012
3/28/2012
5/24/2012



H. Previous4705

(A191, R237, H4705)

AN ACT 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 POSTPARTUM 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:

Information on pertussis disease to be provided to parents of newborns

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 postpartum 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."

Time effective

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

Ratified the 5th day of June, 2012.

Approved the 7th day of June, 2012.

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