Current Status Bill Number:
3207Ratification Number: 141Act Number: 88Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: P. HarrisAll Sponsors: P. Harris, J. Harris, Shissias and CarnellDrafted Document Number: PFM\7077BDW.95Companion Bill Number: 370Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950511Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950612Subject: Emotionally disturbed children
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950612 Act No. A88 ------ 19950612 Signed by Governor ------ 19950606 Ratified R141 Senate 19950511 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950510 Read second time Senate 19950501 Committee report: Favorable 08 SG Senate 19950221 Introduced, read first time, 08 SG referred to Committee House 19950217 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950216 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19950216 Read second time 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.
(A88, R141, H3207)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-5245 SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR PLACEMENT OF EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN IN SUBSTITUTE CARE SETTINGS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Placement of emotionally disturbed children
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 20-7-5245. Except as provided in this section, all emotionally disturbed children considered for placement in a substitute care setting outside South Carolina must be referred to the Children's Case Resolution System. No child may be placed in a substitute care setting outside South Carolina without written explanation in the child's records by the involved agencies. The explanation must include, but is not limited to, what services have been utilized within South Carolina and what resources have been secured outside this State that are not available within South Carolina. If the appropriate substitute care setting is located outside South Carolina but within fifty miles of the state line and is closer to the child's home than an appropriate setting within South Carolina, the child's case is not required to be referred to the Children's Case Resolution System."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 12th day of June, 1995.