Current Status Bill Number:
4904Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980326Primary Sponsor: AltmanAll Sponsors: AltmanDrafted Document Number: psd\7320ac.98Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee 27 H3MSubject: Mental health patients, minors under twenty-one in custody of state may receive treatment; Juveniles
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980326 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE STATE CERTIFICATION OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT" TO INCLUDE CHILDREN OR ADOLESCENTS UNDER AGE TWENTY-ONE WHO ARE CLIENTS OF OR COMMITTED TO THE CUSTODY OF AN AGENCY OF THE STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 44-7-130(18) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 670 of 1988, is further amended to read:
"(18) 'Children and adolescents in need of mental health treatment' in a residential treatment facility means a child or adolescent under age eighteen or a child or adolescent under age twenty-one who is a client of, committed to the custody of, or in the legal custody of an agency of the State of South Carolina who manifests a substantial disorder of cognitive or emotional process, which lessens or impairs to a marked degree that child's or adolescent's capacity either to develop or to exercise age-appropriate or age-adequate behavior. The behavior includes, but is not limited to, marked disorders of mood or thought processes, severe difficulties with self-control and judgment including behavior dangerous to self or others, and serious disturbances in the ability to care for and relate to others."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.