Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1105Ratification Number: 363Act Number: 324Primary Sponsor: BryanType of Legislation: GBSubject: Mental health patient, discharge ofCompanion Bill Number: 4107Date Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 02, 1992Computer Document Number: BR1/1907.ACGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Apr 13, 1992Introduced Date: Jan 14, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Apr 13, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 324Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Bryan Peeler Fielding Hinds RoseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1105 ------ Apr 13, 1992 Act No. 324 1105 ------ Apr 13, 1992 Signed by Governor 1105 ------ Apr 07, 1992 Ratified R 363 1105 House Apr 02, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 1105 House Apr 01, 1992 Read second time 1105 House Mar 18, 1992 Recalled from Committee 27 1105 House Mar 17, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to Committee 1105 Senate Mar 12, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1105 Senate Mar 11, 1992 Read second time 1105 Senate Mar 10, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 13 1105 Senate Jan 14, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to Committee 1105 Senate Nov 25, 1991 Prefiled, referred to 13 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A324, R363, S1105)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-22-70, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TREATMENT AND DISCHARGE PLANS FOR AN INVOLUNTARY PATIENT OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT DISCHARGE PLANNING MUST BEGIN WITHIN SEVENTY-TWO HOURS OF ADMISSION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE PLAN, INPUT FROM THE PATIENT, AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF CERTAIN TREATMENT INDIVIDUALS IN DEVELOPING THE PLAN.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Discharge plans required; contents
SECTION 1. Section 44-22-70(C) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 127 of 1991, is amended to read:
"(C) For patients committed after a hearing by the probate court for the involuntary inpatient treatment for mental illness or chemical dependency, an appropriate and comprehensive discharge plan must be developed. Planning for a patient's discharge must begin within seventy-two hours of admission, must include input from the patient, and must address community treatment, financial resources, and housing. The facility and community treatment staff must be involved in developing the discharge plan. Representatives of all entities which provide services pursuant to the plan must be consulted and informed about the plan. Based on available resources, the department shall make every effort to implement the discharge plan when the patient, in the opinion of the multidisciplinary team, is ready for discharge."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect ninety days after approval by the Governor.
Approved the 13th day of April, 1992.