Current Status Bill Number:
5073Ratification Number: 496Act Number: 351Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980422Primary Sponsor: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee H3M 27All Sponsors: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs CommitteeDrafted Document Number: pt\1903ac.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980603Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19980608Subject: Mental health treatment, child or adolescent when in custody of state agency may receive; Juveniles, Minors
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980617 Act No. A351 ------ 19980608 Signed by Governor ------ 19980604 Ratified R496 Senate 19980603 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19980528 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19980527 Committee report: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 19980505 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee House 19980430 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19980429 Read second time House 19980428 Debate interrupted House 19980422 Introduced, read first timeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A351, R496, H5073)
AN ACT 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.
Approved the 8th day of June, 1998.