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April 3, 2001
Introduced by Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee
S. Printed 4/3/01--S.
Read the first time February 20, 2001.
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (H. 3506) to approve regulations of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, relating to standards for licensing outpatient facilities for chemically dependent or addicted persons, designated as Regulation Document Number 2531, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
HARVEY S. PEELER, JR. for Committee.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR LICENSING OUTPATIENT FACILITIES FOR CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT OR ADDICTED PERSONS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 2531, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The regulations of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, relating to standards for licensing outpatient facilities for chemically dependent or addicted persons, designated as Regulation Document Number 2531, and submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code, are approved.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
This amendment will consolidate the standards for all of the alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities which DHEC now licenses into one regulation adding standards for detoxification facilities and residential treatment program facilities, to include facilities for chemically dependent mothers with children; alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs within existing hospitals will continue to be licensed under the hospital regulation (R.61-16). This amendment will revise the regulation in its entirety to include: update and expand definitions; clarify licensing change requirements; update licensing fee amounts; describe inspection reporting requirements; add reference to DHEC consultations; update and clarify classification of standards and enforcement action procedures; enhance quality improvement standards; clarify admission requirements; reword sections related to treatment, services, and care; reword sections regarding client record content and maintenance; update tuberculin screening requirements; add reporting requirements; reword/clarify/enhance client rights requirements; reword sections regarding patient record content and maintenance; enhance existing outpatient standards, to include narcotic treatment programs; and add a severability clause. The amendment will include a title change to "Standards for Licensing Facilities that Treat Individuals for Psychoactive Substance Abuse or Dependence."
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