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Sponsors: Rep. Davenport
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3219
Introduced in the House on January 11, 2006
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means
Summary: Information technology for health and human services agencies
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/11/2006 House Introduced and read first time HJ-27 1/11/2006 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means HJ-27
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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 10 TO CHAPTER 6, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD SHALL CONVENE AN INTERAGENCY TEAM OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS TO DEVELOP PLANS FOR THE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES BY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCIES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERS AND DUTIES OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TEAM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 6, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 44-6-1310. (A) The Office of Information Technology of the State Budget and Control Board shall convene an interagency team of information technology professionals to develop plans for the efficient and effective use of information technologies by health and human service agencies. Representatives of the following agencies shall participate on the information technology team:
(1) Department of Health and Human Services;
(2) Department of Health and Environmental Control;
(3) Department of Social Services;
(4) Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services;
(5) Department of Disabilities and Special Needs;
(6) Department of Mental Health;
(7) Commission for the Blind; and
(8) Vocational Rehabilitation Department.
(B) The information technology team in the study of the following information technology issues and opportunities for improvement:
(1) redundant systems and applications;
(2) incompatible computer systems;
(3) multiple forms required of the public to gain access to services;
(4) sharing and integration of information systems;
(5) electronic communications among the agencies and with the public;
(6) employee training and skills for effective use of information technology;
(7) use of technology to support business objectives;
(8) use of information technology to reduce costs;
(9) optimizing the use of revenue for technology enhancements;
(10) public self-service to agency information;
(11) other issues and opportunities for improvement identified by the planning team and the MAP Commission report of 2003.
Section 44-6-1320. The information technology team shall:
(1) develop coordinated strategic plans that:
(a) cover multi-year periods;
(b) integrate planning;
(c) define objectives;
(d) prioritize information resources;
(e) promote the ability of information resources systems to operate with each other; and
(f) achieve economies of scale and related benefits in purchasing information resources for the participating agencies;
(2) recommend information resources management policies, procedures, and technical standards for health and human service agencies."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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