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H*3170
Session 118 (2009-2010) 

H*3170(Rat #0156, Act #0343 of 2010)  Joint Resolution, By Gunn, Wylie, Hart, 
Loftis, R.L. Brown, Whipper and King
 A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE JOINT ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFORMATION STUDY
 COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF INCREASING THE USE OF HEALTH
 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONIC PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS, TO PROVIDE FOR
 THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S MEMBERSHIP, AND TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO REPORT
 ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE FEBRUARY 15,
 2011, AT WHICH TIME THE STUDY COMMITTEE IS ABOLISHED. - ratified title

   12/16/08  House  Prefiled
   12/16/08  House  Referred to Committee on Medical, Military,
                     Public and Municipal Affairs
   01/13/09  House  Introduced and read first time HJ-76
   01/13/09  House  Referred to Committee on Medical, Military,
                     Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-76
   02/11/09  House  Committee report: Favorable with amendment
                     Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-3
   02/12/09  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hart, Loftis
   02/18/09  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor:
                     R.L.Brown, Whipper
   02/18/09  House  Requests for debate-Rep(s). GR Smith, Delleney,
                     Bedingfield, Hamilton, JR Smith, Allison,
                     Parker, Owens, TR Young, and Duncan HJ-27
   02/24/09  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King
   02/24/09  House  Debate adjourned until Wednesday, February 25,
                     2009 HJ-48
   02/26/09  House  Amended HJ-21
   02/26/09  House  Read second time HJ-24
   02/26/09  House  Roll call Yeas-100  Nays-13 HJ-24
   02/26/09  House  Unanimous consent for third reading on next
                     legislative day HJ-24
   02/27/09  House  Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2
   03/03/09  Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-11
   03/03/09  Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-11
   03/09/10  Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment
                     Medical Affairs SJ-15
   03/17/10  Senate Committee Amendment Adopted
   03/17/10  Senate Amended SJ-18
   03/17/10  Senate Read second time SJ-18
   03/18/10  Senate Read third time and returned to House with
                     amendments SJ-6
   03/24/10  House  Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-21
   03/24/10  House  Roll call Yeas-101  Nays-0 HJ-21
   03/25/10         Ratified R 156
   03/31/10         Signed By Governor
   04/12/10         Effective date 03/31/10
   09/09/10         Act No. 343





H. 3170

(A343, R156, H3170)

A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE JOINT ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFORMATION STUDY COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF INCREASING THE USE OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONIC PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S MEMBERSHIP, AND TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE FEBRUARY 15, 2011, AT WHICH TIME THE STUDY COMMITTEE IS ABOLISHED.

Whereas, health information technology and the use of electronic personal health records have been shown to reduce medical errors, and improve diagnoses and overall health care by allowing doctors and patients alike to track patient prescriptions, allergies, and medical histories; and

Whereas, the use of health information technology and the use of electronic personal health records increase patient privacy and security by requiring persons accessing records to authenticate their identities and by creating and storing a list of all individuals who access the record; and

Whereas, the use of health information technology and the use of electronic personal health records have been shown to reduce health care spending by eliminating unwarranted tests, procedures and prescriptions, and improving safety and efficiency; and

Whereas, there is a clear need for identifying the steps that can be taken to implement the increased use of health information technology and electronic personal health records in this State. Now, therefore,

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

Joint Electronic Health Information Study Committee

SECTION    1.    (A)    There is created the Joint Electronic Health Information Study Committee. This committee shall study factors affecting the adoption of health information technology in this State, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1)    the current rate of use of health information technology and electronic personal health records;

(2)    factors impeding the increased use of health information technology and electronic personal health records; and

(3)    steps that could be taken to expand the use of health information technology and electronic personal health records in this State.

(B)    The committee is composed of:

(1)    three members appointed by the Governor;

(2)    three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

(3)    three members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

(C)    At the first meeting of the committee, the members shall elect a chairperson from among the committee members.

(D)    A vacancy occurring on the committee must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(E)    The staffing for the committee must be provided by the Department of Health and Human Services and the appropriate committees of the Senate and House of Representatives that oversee health care policy in this State.

(F)    The members of the committee may not receive compensation and are not entitled to receive mileage, subsistence, and per diem authorized by law for members of state boards and committees.

(G)    The committee shall submit its report to the General Assembly and Governor before February 15, 2011, at which time the Joint Electronic Health Information Study Committee is abolished.

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 25th day of March, 2010.

Approved the 31st day of March, 2010.

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