Current Status Bill Number:
3185Ratification Number: 140Act Number: 87Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: P. HarrisAll Sponsors: P. Harris, Waldrop, Neilson, J. Brown, Inabinett, Rhoad and ShissiasDrafted Document Number: PFM\7022AC.95Companion Bill Number: 354Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950517Date of Last Amendment: 19950511Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950612Subject: Vulnerable adult
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950612 Act No. A87 ------ 19950612 Signed by Governor ------ 19950606 Ratified R140 House 19950517 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950511 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments Senate 19950425 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19950420 Committee report: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 19950321 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee House 19950317 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950316 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19950316 Read second time House 19950315 Objection withdrawn by Representative Limbaugh Fair Marchbanks Fleming House 19950302 Debate adjourned until Monday, 19950306 House 19950302 Objection withdrawn by Representative R. Smith Mason Davenport House 19950301 Objection by Representative Fleming Fair Herdklotz Davenport Mason Marchbanks R. Smith Limbaugh House 19950221 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19950301 House 19950215 Committee report: Favorable 27 H3M House 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A87, R140, H3185)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-35-13 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO VULNERABLE ADULT MAY BE CONSIDERED ABUSED OR NEGLECTED FOR THE SOLE REASON THAT THE VULNERABLE ADULT IS BEING FURNISHED NONMEDICAL REMEDIAL TREATMENT BY SPIRITUAL MEANS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Nonmedical remedial treatment by spiritual means is not abuse or neglect of vulnerable adult
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 43-35-13. No vulnerable adult may be considered to be abused or neglected for the sole reason that, in lieu of medical treatment, the vulnerable adult is being furnished nonmedical remedial treatment by spiritual means through prayer alone which the vulnerable adult has practiced freely in accordance with his religion."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 12th day of June, 1995.