Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 55Primary Sponsor: BryanCommittee Number: 13Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Mental Health Commission, authority ofResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Medical AffairsCompanion Bill Number: 3219Computer Document Number: 436/12784AC.93Introduced Date: 19930112Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930112Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: BryanType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 55 Senate 19930112 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 44-9-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POWERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION, SO AS TO ADD REFERENCES TO CHAPTERS OVER WHICH THE COMMISSION HAS AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE CERTAIN POWERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 44-9-100 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 44-9-100. The commission may:
(1) prescribe the form of and information to be contained in applications, records, reports, and medical certificates provided for under this chapter, Chapter 11, Chapter 13, Article 1 of Chapter 15, Chapter 17, Chapter 22, Chapter 23, Chapter 24, and Chapter 27, and Chapter 52 and the information required to be contained therein;
(2) require reports from the superintendent of any an institution relating to the admission, examination, diagnosis, discharge, or conditional discharge of any a patient;
(3) investigate complaints made by any a patient or by any a person on behalf of a patient; and
(4) adopt such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, Chapter 11, Chapter 13, Article 1 of Chapter 15, Chapter 17, Chapter 22, Chapter 23, Chapter 24, and Chapter 27, and Chapter 52 as it may find to be reasonably necessary for the government of all institutions over which it has authority and of state mental health facilities and the proper and efficient institutionalization of the mentally ill, mentally defective, epileptic, psychotic senile, drug addicted, or alcoholic.;
(5) take appropriate action to initiate and develop relationships and agreements with state, local, federal, and private agencies, hospitals, and clinics as it deems considers necessary to increase and enhance the accessibility and delivery of emergency and all other types of mental health services."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.