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April 24, 2002
Introduced by Reps. Parks, Breeland, Whipper, Clyburn, Moody-Lawrence, Harrison, Lloyd, J. Hines, Weeks, Allen, Allison, Bales, Barrett, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, G. Brown, J. Brown, R. Brown, Carnell, Cato, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Freeman, Frye, Gilham, Gourdine, Govan, Harrell, Haskins, Hayes, M. Hines, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Koon, Leach, Lee, Lourie, Lucas, Mack, Martin, McGee, McLeod, Meacham-Richardson, Miller, J.H. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Perry, Quinn, Rhoad, Rodgers, Rutherford, Scott, Sheheen, Simrill, F.N. Smith, J.E. Smith, W.D. Smith, Stille, Stuart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Townsend, Walker, Wilder and A. Young
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Read the first time April 11, 2002.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 5106) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 40-47-97 so as to exempt a team physician licensed in another state for licensure, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JOE E. BROWN for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has indicated this bill would not have any impact on the department, the General Fund of the State of federal and/or other funds. Enactment of the bill would merely allow team physicians traveling with a team to treat members of the team, coaches and staff.
Office of State Budget
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-47-97 SO AS TO EXEMPT A TEAM PHYSICIAN LICENSED IN ANOTHER STATE FOR LICENSURE IN THIS STATE IF THE PHYSICIAN IS EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED AS THE TEAM PHYSICIAN FOR A TEAM VISITING THIS STATE AND THE PHYSICIAN ONLY TREATS THE TEAM MEMBERS, COACHES, AND STAFF.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-47-97. (A) A physician licensed in another state, territory, or other jurisdiction of the United States or of any other nation or foreign jurisdiction is exempt from the requirements of licensure in this State, if the physician:
(1) holds an active license to practice in the other jurisdiction;
(2) engages in the active practice of medicine in the other jurisdiction; and
(3) is employed or designated as the team physician by an athletic team visiting the State for a specific sporting event.
(B) A physician's practice under this section is limited to the members, coaches, and staff of the team by which the physician is employed or designated. A physician practicing in this State under the authority of this section does not have practice privileges in any licensed health care facility and is not authorized to issue orders or prescriptions or to order testing at a medical facility in this State."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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