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494Ratification Number: 245Act Number: 239Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990216Primary Sponsor: SaleebyAll Sponsors: SaleebyDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\ees\002need.ssc.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000229Date of Last Amendment: 20000223Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000329Subject: Medical equipment, medication for diabetes; Health insurance coverage revised; Pharmacies and PharmacistsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000420 Act No. A239 ------ 20000329 Signed by Governor ------ 20000323 Ratified R245 House 20000229 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification ------ 20000224 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000223 House amendments amended, returned to House with amendment House 20000217 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 20000216 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative Scott House 20000216 Amended, read second time House 20000215 Request for debate by Representative Scott House 20000210 Committee report: Favorable, 27 H3M With amendment House 19990422 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee Senate 19990421 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19990420 Read second time Senate 19990420 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19990415 Committee report: Favorable with 13 SMA amendment Senate 19990216 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 15, 1999 - Word format Revised on April 20, 1999 - Word format Revised on February 10, 2000 - Word format Revised on February 16, 2000 - Word format Revised on February 23, 2000 - Word format Revised on February 24, 2000 - Word format
(A239, R245, S494)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-950, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SALE OF HYPODERMIC NEEDLES AND SYRINGES, SO AS TO EXEMPT CERTIFIED OR LICENSED DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDERS FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44 WHEN A HYPODERMIC NEEDLE OR SYRINGE IS SOLD TO AN INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETIC; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-46, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT EVERY HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION AND INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY MUST COVER CERTAIN TREATMENT, EQUIPMENT, AND TRAINING FOR PERSONS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIRED COVERAGE TO INCLUDE CERTAIN FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION-APPROVED MEDICATION INDICATED FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION DOES NOT PROHIBIT A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION OR A GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY FROM PROVIDING COVERAGE FOR MEDICATION ACCORDING TO FORMULARY OR USING NETWORK PROVIDERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Sale of hypodermic needles and syringes
SECTION 1. Section 44-53-950 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 44-53-950. The Department of Health and Environmental Control is authorized to audit records of sale of hypodermic needles and devices sold by any provider and is empowered to promulgate rules and regulations necessary for the effective enforcement of this article, which rules and regulations shall have force of law unless overturned by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Provided, nothing in this article shall apply to veterinarians in connection with the practice of their profession or to certified or licensed durable medical equipment providers when selling hypodermic needles and syringes to insulin dependent diabetics."
Health coverage for diabetes mellitus
SECTION 2. Section 38-71-46(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 98 of 1999, is amended to read:
"(A) On or after January 1, 2000, every health maintenance organization, individual and group health insurance policy, or contract issued or renewed in this State must provide coverage for the equipment, supplies, Food and Drug Administration-approved medication indicated for the treatment of diabetes, and outpatient self-management training and education for the treatment of people with diabetes mellitus, if medically necessary and prescribed by a health care professional who is legally authorized to prescribe such items and who demonstrates adherence to minimal standards of care for diabetes mellitus as adopted and published by the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina. This subsection does not prohibit a health maintenance organization or an individual or a group health insurance policy from providing coverage for medication according to formulary or using network providers."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect ninety days after approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 23rd day of March, 2000.
Approved the 29th day of March, 2000.
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