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4752Ratification Number: 354Act Number: 307Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000308Primary Sponsor: J. BrownAll Sponsors: J. Brown, Cobb-Hunter, Wilkins, Cotty, McCraw, Edge, Hayes, Fleming, Phillips, Lourie, Allen, Askins, Bailey, Barfield, Battle, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown, T. Brown, Canty, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Dantzler, Emory, Frye, Gamble, Gilham, Gourdine, Harris, Hawkins, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Hosey, Huggins, Inabinett, Jennings, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Klauber, Koon, Law, Limehouse, Lloyd, Mack, Martin, W. McLeod, McMahand, Moody-Lawrence, J.H. Neal, Ott, Parks, Riser, Rodgers, Rutherford, Seithel, Sharpe, Simrill, R. Smith, Stille, Stuart, Taylor, Wilder, Young-Brickell, Miller, RobinsonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11824ac00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000523Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000530Subject: Nursing, retired nurses; volunteer license created for when donating services to charitable organizationsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000616 Act No. A307 ------ 20000530 Signed by Governor ------ 20000525 Ratified R354 Senate 20000523 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20000517 Read second time Senate 20000516 Committee report: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 20000427 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee House 20000427 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20000426 Read second time House 20000426 Request for debate by Representative Cato Fleming Knotts Trotter House 20000426 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Miller Robinson House 20000419 Committee report: Favorable 27 H3M House 20000308 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 19, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 16, 2000 - Word format
(A307, R354, H4752)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 40-33-950, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INACTIVE LICENSE STATUS FOR NURSES, SO AS TO CREATE A VOLUNTEER LICENSE FOR RETIRED NURSES TO USE IN DONATING THEIR SERVICES TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Volunteer nurses' license
SECTION 1. Section 40-33-950 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 137 of 1989, is further amended to read:
"Section 40-33-950. (A) A person currently licensed under the provisions of this chapter who does not meet the minimum practice requirement for renewal, desiring to retire from practice temporarily, or who leaves the State, may send to the board a written request for official inactive status. Upon receipt of the request and appropriate fee, the board shall act and place the name of the person on the official inactive list. While remaining on this list, the person is not subject to the payment of any renewal fees and shall not practice nursing in this State. When the person desires to resume practice, an application for a renewal of license and payment of a renewal fee for the current period, and demonstration of nursing competence as defined in regulations of the board, must be made to the board. The board may deny reinstatement or renewal based on evidence of unlawful acts, incompetence, unprofessional conduct, or other misconduct.
(B) A volunteer license may be issued by the board without fee to a retired nurse who has been granted inactive status and who has practiced not less than twenty-five years or until age sixty-five after a minimum of fifteen years of practice and who wishes to donate nursing services through a charitable organization approved by the board, if the retired nurse files proper application on a form provided by the board satisfactorily demonstrating that not less than twenty-five hours of initial training with the charitable organization has been completed and that the retired nurse has been on the official inactive status list for not more than ten years. A volunteer license authorizes the retired nurse to provide nursing services to others without remuneration of any kind through one specifically identified charitable organization only. A volunteer license is not transferable. A separate application must be filed and a separate license must be issued for every charitable organization to which the retired nurse wishes to donate nursing services. A volunteer license may be renewed annually upon application and satisfactory demonstration of not less than twenty-five hours of service or additional training during the preceding year with the same charitable organization. A volunteer license may be renewed annually for an indefinite number of years, if the license has been renewed annually without interruption with the same charitable organization and all other qualifications have been met. The board may promulgate any additional regulations as necessary to carry out the provisions of this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 25th day of May, 2000.
Approved the 30th day of May, 2000.
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