South Carolina General Assembly
112th Session, 1997-1998

Bill 4616

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Bill Number:                       4616
Type of Legislation:               Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:                  House
Introduced Date:                   19980211
Primary Sponsor:                   Wilkins
All Sponsors:                      Wilkins, Allison, Altman,
                                   Askins, Bailey, Barfield, Barrett,
                                   Battle, Bauer, Baxley, Beck, Boan,
                                   Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown,
                                   H. Brown, J. Brown, T. Brown, Byrd,
                                   Campsen, Canty, Carnell, Cato, Cave,
                                   Chellis, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter,
                                   Cooper, Cotty, Cromer, Dantzler,
                                   Davenport, Delleney, Easterday,
                                   Edge, Felder, Fleming, Gamble,
                                   Gourdine, Govan, Hamilton, Harrell,
                                   A. Harris, Harrison, Harvin,
                                   Haskins, Hawkins, J. Hines,
                                   M. Hines, Hinson, Howard, Inabinett,
                                   Jennings, Jordan, Keegan, Kelley,
                                   Kennedy, Kinon, Kirsh, Klauber,
                                   Knotts, Koon, Lanford, Law, Leach,
                                   Lee, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd,
                                   Loftis, Mack, Maddox, Martin, Mason,
                                   McAbee, McCraw, McGee, McKay,
                                   McLeod, McMahand, McMaster, Meacham,
                                   Miller, Moody-Lawrence, Mullen,
                                   Neal, Neilson, Phillips, Pinckney,
                                   Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Robinson,
                                   Rodgers, Sandifer, Scott, Seithel,
                                   Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, D. Smith,
                                   F. Smith, J. Smith, R. Smith,
                                   Spearman, Stille, Stoddard, Stuart,
                                   Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Vaughn,
                                   Walker, Webb, Whatley, Whipper,
                                   Wilder, Wilkes, Witherspoon,
                                   Woodrum, Young and Young-Brickell
Drafted Document Number:           kgh\15432dw.98
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:      19980212
Subject:                           Medical Association, South
                                   Carolina; Resolutions


Body    Date      Action Description                       Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  _______________________________________  _______ ____________

House   19980212  Received from Senate
Senate  19980212  Introduced, adopted, returned
                  with concurrence
House   19980211  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate

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Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary on February 14, 1998; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association was designated in 1878 as the State Board of Health, taking up matters such as vital statistics and vaccinations; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association was the first southern state association to publish a medical journal in 1905; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association formed the State Hospital Association in 1921; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association established the Committee on Maternal Welfare in 1934, charged with securing duplicates of every maternal death certificate filed in the Bureau of Vital Statistics in which all facts concerning the death were obtained and questionnaires analyzed for cause of death, amount of prenatal care, and the patient's condition before pregnancy in 1934; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association selected the medical men of the State in 1941 who were to enter the armed services; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association adopted a ten point program in 1944, addressing issues such as caring for the indigent, hospital insurance, and medical and nursing education; and

Whereas, in 1957 the South Carolina Medical Association joined in promoting the successful operation of the original Medicare; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association requested in 1990 that all physicians provide medical care for their "fair share" of Medicaid patients and recommended that each physician carry a case load of twenty-five Medicaid patients or accept two Medicaid patients per month; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association's subsidiary, the South Carolina Institute for Medical Education and Research, in 1994 received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to work in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to develop partnerships between private physicians and local health departments to provide medical homes for Medicaid-eligible children while increasing access to medical care; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association distributed a reference book in 1995 as part of a campaign to educate physicians about the prevalence of family violence and help physicians to better manage cases of family violence; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association has played an integral role in the evolution of medicine in South Carolina over the past one hundred fifty years; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association represents over five thousand licensed physicians in the State; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association, as the voice of the medical profession in the State, has supported the efforts of South Carolina physicians to provide quality medical care and promote good health for all citizens of the State; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Medical Association has established a peerless record in the areas of advocacy, physician education, and member services. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina congratulates and commends the South Carolina Medical Association on the celebration of its one hundred fifty years of improving the health of the citizens of this State.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Medical Association.