Current Status Bill Number:
546Ratification Number: 111Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950221Primary Sponsor: GloverAll Sponsors: Glover and FordDrafted Document Number: res9634.mwgDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950518Governor's Action: VDate of Governor's Action: 19950612Subject: Assistive technology evaluation
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950612 Vetoed by Governor ------ 19950606 Ratified R111 House 19950518 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19950517 Read second time House 19950511 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19950517 House 19950511 Objection by Representative Robinson House 19950511 Objection by Representative Trotter Littlejohn House 19950511 Objection by Representative Marchbanks House 19950503 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 19950511 House 19950426 Committee report: Favorable 27 H3M House 19950404 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee Senate 19950330 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950329 Read second time Senate 19950328 Committee report: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 19950221 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-260 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OR A PERSON PERFORMING AN EARLY PERIODIC SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT SCREENING (EPSDT) OR EXAMINATION OF A CHILD TO REFER THE CHILD TO AN APPROPRIATE AGENCY FOR AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE CHILD MAY BENEFIT FROM SUCH TECHNOLOGY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Referral of child for assistive technology authorized
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-1-260. Upon conducting an early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment screening (EPSDT), or any other physical examination of a child from which it is determined that the child may benefit from the use of assistive technology, the department or person conducting the screening or examination may refer the child to an appropriate agency for an assistive technology evaluation. For purposes of this section, `assistive technology' means a device or service which is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capacities of an individual with a disability. An `assistive technology device' is an item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capacities of an individual with a disability including, but not limited to, aids for daily living, augmentative communication devices, wheelchairs, and mobility aids, seating and positioning aids, computer aids, environmental controls, home and workplace modifications, prosthetics and orthotics, or aids for vision or hearing impairments. An `assistive technology service' is a service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
In the Senate House ____________________________________________.
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Approved the ____________ day of ________________________, 1995.
Printer's Date -- May 26, 1995 -- S.