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986Ratification Number: 265Act Number: 376Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020206Primary Sponsor: LeathermanAll Sponsors: Leatherman, Hayes, Drummond, Moore, Peeler, Glover, Courson, Land, Mescher, AlexanderDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11183ac02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020416Date of Last Amendment: 20020411Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020501Subject: Birth Defects Surveillance Study Committee establishedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20021017 Act No. A376 ------ 20020501 Signed by Governor ------ 20020425 Ratified R265 Senate 20020416 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification ------ 20020415 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020412 Read third time, returned with amendment House 20020411 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20020412 House 20020411 Amended House 20020410 Committee report: Favorable with 27 H3M amendment House 20020403 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee Senate 20020402 Read third time, sent to House ------ 20020402 Scrivener's error corrected ------ 20020328 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020328 Amended, read second time Senate 20020327 Committee report: Favorable with 13 SMA amendment Senate 20020206 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 27, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 28, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 28, 2002-A - Word format Revised on April 2, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 10, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 11, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 15, 2002 - Word format
(A376, R265, S986)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE A BIRTH DEFECTS SURVEILLANCE TASK FORCE, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, PURPOSE, AND STAFFING, TO REQUIRE THE COMMITTEE TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE FEBRUARY 15, 2003, AND TO ABOLISH THE TASK FORCE UPON SUBMISSION OF ITS REPORT.
Whereas, birth defects are the leading cause of infant mortality in South Carolina, accounting for more than twenty percent of all infant death; and
Whereas, many of these deaths could be prevented through proper health care and prenatal care; and
Whereas, targeting communities and populations who are at risk and providing public information are vital to birth defect prevention efforts; and
Whereas, surveillance is necessary to track the incidence of birth defects so that these at-risk communities and populations can be identified for prevention efforts; and
Whereas, a task force to review and make recommendations to the General Assembly would assist in providing the information necessary to develop an effective, comprehensive birth defects program in South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Birth Defects Surveillance Task Force
SECTION 1. (A) There is created the South Carolina Birth Defects Surveillance Task Force to be composed of:
(1) a representative from each of the following to be appointed by the Governor:
(a) March of Dimes, South Carolina Chapter;
(b) South Carolina Perinatal Association;
(c) Greenwood Genetic Center;
(d) South Carolina Hospital Association;
(e) South Carolina Medical Association;
(f) American Academy of Pediatrics, South Carolina Chapter;
(g) Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc.;
(h) Medical University of South Carolina;
(i) University of South Carolina School of Medicine;
(j) South Carolina Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities;
(k) American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, South Carolina Chapter;
(l) South Carolina Heart Institute;
(m) Family Voices of South Carolina.
(2) directors of the following state agencies or their designees:
(a) Department of Disabilities and Special Needs;
(b) Department of Health and Environmental Control;
(c) Department of Health and Human Services;
(3) a representative of the Office of the Governor;
(4) a member of the Senate Finance Committee to be appointed by the chairman of the committee;
(5) a member of the House Ways and Means Committee to be appointed by the chairman of the committee;
(6) a member of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee to be appointed by the chairman of the committee;
(7) a member of the House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee to be appointed by the chairman of the committee.
The Governor shall designate the chairman of the task force.
(B) The task force shall study birth defect surveillance methods, programs, and procedures and shall develop recommendations for the establishment of a statewide birth defects surveillance program.
(C) The task force shall submit a report containing its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives before February 15, 2003. Upon submission of the report the task force is abolished.
(D) The task force must be staffed by personnel as provided and assigned by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and by the Governor.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 25th day of April, 2002.
Approved the 1st day of May, 2002.
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