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Sponsors: Senator Fair
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Introduced in the Senate on February 1, 2012
Introduced in the House on April 17, 2012
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
Summary: Hospitals required to provide parents of newborns educational information
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/1/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12) 2/1/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 12) 3/29/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 10) 4/11/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 28) 4/11/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 28) 4/12/2012 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 12) 4/17/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9) 4/17/2012 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 9)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 29, 2012
S. Printed 3/29/12--S.
Read the first time February 1, 2012.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 1168) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 44-37-60 so as to require hospitals to provide parents of newborns, prior to, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
HARVEY S. PEELER, JR. for Committee.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-37-60 SO AS TO REQUIRE HOSPITALS TO PROVIDE PARENTS OF NEWBORNS, PRIOR TO DISCHARGE, EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON PERTUSSIS DISEASE AND TO REQUIRE THIS INFORMATION TO INCLUDE THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL'S RECOMMENDATION THAT PARENTS RECEIVE THE TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, AND PERTUSSIS VACCINE DURING POST PARTUM TO PROTECT NEWBORNS FROM THE TRANSMISSION OF PERTUSSIS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT HOSPITALS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OR PAY FOR A VACCINATION AGAINST PERTUSSIS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 37, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-37-60. (A) During the postpartum period and prior to discharge each hospital shall provide parents of newborns educational information on pertussis disease and the availability of a vaccine to protect against pertussis. This educational information must include, but is not limited to, information on the Center for Disease Control's recommendation that parents receive the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine during the post partum period to protect their newborns from the transmission of pertussis.
(B) Nothing in this section requires a hospital to provide or pay for a vaccination against pertussis."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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