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Introduced in the Senate on February 14, 2008
Introduced in the House on February 21, 2008
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
Summary: S.C. Birth Defects Program
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/14/2008 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-29 2/19/2008 Senate Read second time SJ-9 2/20/2008 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-14 2/21/2008 House Introduced and read first time HJ-8 2/21/2008 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-8
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 14, 2008
S. Printed 2/14/08--S.
Read the first time February 14, 2008.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO SOUTH CAROLINA BIRTH DEFECTS PROGRAM, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 3151, 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 South Carolina Birth Defects Program, designated as Regulation Document Number 3151, 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.
New Regulation 61-114 was promulgated to implement provisions of the South Carolina Birth Defects Act (2004 S.C. Act No. 281) codified at S.C. Code Ann. Sections 44-44-10 through -160, regarding the public health surveillance of birth defects identified in children up to two years of age in South Carolina. This legislative mandate authorizes the Department to promulgate regulations for public health surveillance of birth defects and to ensure compliance with the public health monitoring of every child born in South Carolina. Specific areas which the Department seeks to address in the regulations include: Definitions of key terms; establishment of the South Carolina Birth Defects Program; purpose of the program and type of case ascertainment utilized; utilization of data; methods of referral and intervention; establishment and composition of the South Carolina Birth Defects Advisory Council; maintenance of central database; access to health and medical records; confidentiality; public reports of de-identified, aggregate data; use and disclosure of birth defects data; and agreements with other agencies.
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