Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 57Primary Sponsor: BryanCommittee Number: 13Type of Legislation: GBSubject: State Hospital, admission toResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Medical AffairsCompanion Bill Number: 3218Computer Document Number: 436/12786AC.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 ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 57 Senate 19930112 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 44-17-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ADMISSION TO A STATE HOSPITAL, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AGE FROM SIXTEEN TO EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND TO DELETE VOLUNTARY ADMISSION FOR THOSE UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 44-17-310 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 44-17-310. If in the judgment of the superintendent director of a state hospital the person is a proper subject for voluntary admission, the superintendent of a the hospital shall admit for treatment any an individual who is:
(1) Sixteen eighteen years of age or over and applies therefor for admission.
(2) Under sixteen years of age if his parent or legal guardian applies therefor in his behalf."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.