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A55, R93, S518
Sponsors: Medical Affairs Committee
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11334ac07.doc
Companion/Similar bill(s): 411, 3512
Introduced in the Senate on March 1, 2007
Introduced in the House on March 22, 2007
Last Amended on May 24, 2007
Passed by the General Assembly on May 24, 2007
Became law without Governor's signature, June 7, 2007
Summary: Shaking infants video
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/1/2007 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-4 3/5/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 3/20/2007 Senate Amended SJ-19 3/20/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-19 3/21/2007 Senate Amended SJ-17 3/21/2007 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-17 3/22/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-11 3/22/2007 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-12 3/22/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 4/18/2007 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-20 4/19/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 4/24/2007 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, April 25, 2007 HJ-101 4/25/2007 House Debate adjourned until Thursday, April 26, 2007 HJ-30 4/26/2007 House Amended HJ-11 4/26/2007 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Talley HJ-13 4/26/2007 House Read second time HJ-13 4/27/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 5/1/2007 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-13 5/2/2007 Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-25 5/3/2007 House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Hayes, Bowen, and Hart HJ-125 5/3/2007 Senate Conference committee appointed Ryberg, Hutto, and Cleary SJ-14 5/23/2007 Senate Conference report adopted SJ-77 5/24/2007 House Conference report received and adopted HJ-5 5/24/2007 Senate Ordered enrolled for ratification SJ-32 5/31/2007 Ratified R 93 6/7/2007 Became law without Governor's signature 6/13/2007 Copies available 6/13/2007 Effective date 01/01/08 6/15/2007 Act No. 55
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(A55, R93, S518)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-37-50 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A HOSPITAL MUST MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE PARENTS OF A NEWBORN BABY A VIDEO PRESENTATION ON THE DANGERS OF SHAKING INFANTS AND INFORMATION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF INFANT CPR AND THAT THE HOSPITAL MUST REQUEST THAT THE MATERNITY PATIENT, FATHER, OR PRIMARY CAREGIVER VIEW THE VIDEO, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SHALL REVIEW ALL SUBMITTED VIDEOS AND SHALL APPROVE ACCEPTABLE VIDEOS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE VIDEO PRESENTATION MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO CHILDCARE FACILITIES AND CHILDCARE PROVIDERS AND THAT CHILDCARE FACILITIES MUST INCLUDE THIS VIDEO PRESENTATION IN THE TRAINING OF THE FACILITY'S CAREGIVERS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST MAKE THE VIDEO AVAILABLE TO ANY INTERESTED PERSON AT COST, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH A PROTOCOL FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO EDUCATE PARENTS OR PRIMARY CAREGIVERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SHAKING INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REQUEST PEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO REVIEW THESE DANGERS WITH PARENTS OR CAREGIVERS ASSOCIATED WITH SHAKING INFANTS AT WELL-BABY VISITS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SHALL MAKE THE VIDEO AND INFORMATION ON INFANT CPR AVAILABLE TO ADOPTING PARENTS AND SHALL REQUEST THESE PARENTS TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Shaking infant video and infant CPR information to be available to parents and caregivers of newborn infants and adoptive parents
SECTION 1. Chapter 37, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-37-50. (A) Every hospital in this State must make available to the parents of each newborn baby delivered in the hospital a video presentation on the dangers associated with shaking infants and young children. Every hospital also must make available information on the importance of parents and caregivers learning infant CPR. The hospital must request that the maternity patient, the father, or the primary caregiver view the video. Those persons whom the hospital requested to view the video shall sign a document prescribed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control stating that they have been offered an opportunity to view the video.
(B) The director, or his designee, of the Department of Health and Environmental Control must approve the video to be utilized by a hospital, pursuant to subsection (A). Upon the request of a hospital, the Director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, or his designee, shall review a hospital's proposed video for possible approval. The Department of Health and Environmental Control may not require a hospital to use a video that would require the hospital to pay royalties for use of the video, restrict viewing in order to comply with public viewing or other restrictions, or be subject to other costs or restrictions associated with copyrights. The department must provide a copy of any approved video, at cost, to a hospital or any interested individual.
(C) The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall make available to all childcare facilities and childcare providers, regulated pursuant to subarticle 11, Article 13, Chapter 7, Title 20, a video presentation on the dangers associated with shaking infants and young children. Childcare facilities, as defined in Section 20-7-2700, shall include this video presentation in the initial and ongoing training of caregivers in the childcare facility. Caregivers in a registered family childcare home or church or religious childcare facility may participate in presentations offered pursuant to this subsection. The Department of Health and Environmental Control must provide a copy of any approved video, at cost, to a childcare facility or childcare provider or any interested individual.
(D) The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall establish a protocol for health care providers to educate parents or primary caregivers about the dangers associated with shaking infants and young children. The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall request family medicine physicians, pediatricians, and other pediatric health care providers to review these dangers with the parent or primary caregiver, who are present, of infants and young children up to the age of one at each well-baby visit.
(E) The Department of Social Services, Adoption Services must make available to all adopting parents a video presentation, approved by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, on the dangers associated with shaking infants and young children and the importance of parents and caregivers learning infant CPR. The department must request that the adopting parents view the video. The adopting parents must sign a document prescribed by the department stating that they have been offered an opportunity to view the video. This subsection only applies to adoptive placements administered by the Department of Social Services, Adoption Services.
(F) Nothing contained in this section may be construed to create any civil, criminal, or administrative cause of action or other liability against a health care facility or health care provider for any acts or omissions relating to compliance with this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect January 1, 2008.
Ratified the 31st day of May, 2007.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/7/07.
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