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3978Ratification Number: 462Act Number: 351Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010419Primary Sponsor: MerrillAll Sponsors: MerrillDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11530ac01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020605Date of Last Amendment: 20020523Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020720Subject: Infectious waste less than fifty pounds, requirements and regulations of generators of; 'Unable to Consent' in Adult Health Care Consent Act further definedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020731 Act No. A351 ------ 20020720 Signed by Governor ------ 20020606 Ratified R462 House 20020605 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020528 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20020523 Amended, read second time Senate 20020522 Committee report: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 20020409 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee House 20020405 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020404 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 20020403 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 20010419 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 3, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 22, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 23, 2002 - Word format
(A351, R462, H3978)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-93-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM REGULATION FOR GENERATORS OF LESS THAN FIFTY POUNDS OF INFECTIOUS WASTE, SO AS TO REQUIRE SHARPS TO BE MANAGED PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER 93 AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED UNDER THAT CHAPTER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-66-20, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "UNABLE TO CONSENT" IN THE ADULT HEALTH CARE CONSENT ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PATIENT BEING ADMITTED TO HOSPICE CARE PURSUANT TO A PHYSICIAN CERTIFICATION UNDER MEDICARE MEETS THE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS THAT A PERSON IS UNABLE TO CONSENT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Disposal of sharps
SECTION 1. Section 44-93-100(2)(a) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(a) sharps must be managed pursuant to this chapter and any regulations promulgated under this chapter;"
Certification requirements for a hospice patient unable to consent
SECTION 2. Section 44-66-20(6) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding at the end:
"If a patient unable to consent is being admitted to hospice care pursuant to a physician certification of a terminal illness required by Medicare, that certification meets the certification requirements of this item."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 6th day of June, 2002.
Approved the 20th day of July, 2002.
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