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979Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000111Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: Fair, Hayes, GroomsDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\skb\18083som00.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Medical Affairs Committee 13 SMASubject: Abortion facilities, required to be licensed by Health and Environmental Control Department; MedicalHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20000119 Co-Sponsor added by Senator Hayes Grooms Senate 20000111 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee Senate 19991207 Prefiled, referred to Committee 13 SMA Versions of This Bill
TO ENACT THE "WOMEN'S HEALTH ACT OF 2000" BY AMENDING SECTION 44-41-75, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF CERTAIN ABORTION FACILITIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MUST LICENSE ANY FACILITY WHICH PERFORMS ABORTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. This act may be cited as the "Women's Health Act of 2000".
SECTION 2. Section 44-41-75 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 1 of 1995, is amended to read:
"Section 44-41-75. (A) A facility in which
any second trimester or five or more first trimester abortions are an abortion is performed in a month, under certain circumstances, must be licensed by the department to operate as an abortion clinic and must comply with the provisions of Article 3.
(B) The department shall promulgate regulations concerning sanitation, housekeeping, maintenance, staff qualifications, emergency equipment, and procedures to provide emergency care, medical records and reports, laboratory, procedure and recovery rooms, physical plant, quality assurance, infection control, and information on and access to patient follow-up care necessary to carry out the purposes of this section."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect July 1, 2000.
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