Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3011Ratification Number: 61Act Number: 31Primary Sponsor: P. HarrisType of Legislation: GBSubject: Mental retardation clients, human rights committeesCompanion Bill Number: 18Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930317Computer Document Number: NO5/8739BD.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930422Introduced Date: 19930112Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930422Last History Type: Act No. 31Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: P. Harris Carnell J. Harris MattosType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3011 ------ 19930422 Act No. 31 3011 ------ 19930422 Signed by Governor 3011 ------ 19930420 Ratified R 61 3011 Senate 19930317 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3011 Senate 19930316 Read second time 3011 Senate 19930311 Committee Report: Favorable 13 3011 Senate 19930216 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to Committee 3011 House 19930212 Read third time, sent to Senate 3011 House 19930211 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, February 12, 1993 3011 House 19930210 Committee Report: Favorable 27 3011 House 19930112 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A31, R61, H3011)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-26-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEES FOR MENTAL RETARDATION CLIENTS, SO AS TO DELETE THE DUTY OF THE COMMITTEES TO ADVISE ON PLANS FOR BEHAVIOR SUPPORT WHICH MAY RESTRICT PERSONAL FREEDOMS OR CLIENTS' RIGHTS AND SECTION 44-26-140, RELATING TO SUITABLE CARE AND HABILITATION FOR CLIENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL RETARDATION TO DEVELOP SERVICES NECESSARY TO MEET CLIENTS' NEEDS ARE BASED ON AVAILABLE RESOURCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Duty deleted for human rights committees for mental retardation clients
SECTION 1. Section 44-26-70(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 366 of 1992, is amended to read:
"(A) Human rights committees must be established for each regional center and for each county/multi-county program to:
(1) review and advise the regional center or the county/multi-county board on the policies pertaining to clients' rights policies;
(2) hear and make recommendations to the regional center or county/multi-county board on research proposals which involve individuals receiving services as research participants pursuant to Section 44-20-260;
(3) review and advise the regional center or county/multi-county board on program plans for behavior management which may restrict personal freedoms or rights of clients;
(4) advise the regional center or county/multi-county board on other matters as requested pertaining to the rights of clients."
Needs of mental retardation clients based on available resources
SECTION 2. Section 44-26-140(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 366 of 1992, is amended to read:
"(A) Clients receiving services for mental retardation shall receive care and habilitation suited to their needs and in the least restrictive appropriate care and habilitation available. The care and habilitation must be administered skillfully, safely, and humanely with full respect for the client's dignity and personal integrity. The department shall make every effort, based on available resources, to develop services necessary to meet the needs of its clients."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 22nd day of April, 1993.