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A27, R68, S419
Sponsors: Senators J. Verne Smith, Fair, Hutto, McConnell, Moore, Rankin and Richardson
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Introduced in the Senate on February 26, 2003
Introduced in the House on March 25, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on May 2, 2003
Became law without Governor's signature, May 15, 2003
Summary: Private practitioner must obtain Certificate of Need from DHEC before constructing or establishing a new health care facility or certain medical equipment
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/26/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-16 2/26/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-16 3/19/2003 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs SJ-16 3/20/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-5 3/20/2003 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-5 3/20/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 3/21/2003 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-1 3/25/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-11 3/25/2003 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-12 4/30/2003 House Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-85 5/1/2003 House Read second time HJ-13 5/1/2003 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-14 5/2/2003 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-3 5/8/2003 Ratified R 68 5/15/2003 Became law without Governor's signature 5/23/2003 Copies available 5/23/2003 Effective date 05/15/03 6/11/2003 Act No. 27
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A27, R68, S419)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSTITUTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS EXEMPT FROM THE STATE CERTIFICATION OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE EXEMPTION FOR OFFICES OF LICENSED PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS AND REQUIRE THAT A LICENSED PRIVATE PRACTITIONER OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF NEED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BEFORE UNDERTAKING CONSTRUCTION OR ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW HEALTH CARE FACILITY OR ACQUIRING CERTAIN MEDICAL EQUIPMENT USED FOR DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Certificate of Need required
SECTION 1. Section 44-7-170(A)(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(2) the offices of a licensed private practitioner whether for individual or group practice except as provided for in Section 44-7-160(1) and (6);"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of May, 2003.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/15/03.
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