Current Status Bill Number:
354Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: GieseAll Sponsors: Giese, Passailaigue, Glover, Lander, Reese and RoseDrafted Document Number: PFM\7071AC.95Companion Bill Number: 3185Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Medical Affairs Committee 13 SMASubject: Vulnerable adult
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE 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:
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 in accordance with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious denomination."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.