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Introduced in the Senate on February 26, 2013
Introduced in the House on March 5, 2013
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
Summary: South Carolina Immunization Registry (D. No. 4259)
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/26/2013 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference (Senate Journal-page 7) 2/27/2013 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 33) 2/27/2013 Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-5 (Senate Journal-page 33) 2/28/2013 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 19) 3/5/2013 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 14) 3/5/2013 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 14)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 26, 2013
S. Printed 2/26/13--S.
Read the first time February 26, 2013.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO SOUTH CAROLINA IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4259, 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 Immunization Registry, designated as Regulation Document Number 4259, 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.
The South Carolina General Assembly amended S.C. Code Ann. Section 44-29-40 by 2010 Act No. 210. This Act created a South Carolina immunization registry into which immunizations shall be entered by health care providers.
This new regulation will implement this statutory provision. The regulation addresses the required entry of all immunizations given by health care providers into the South Carolina Immunization Information System (Registry). It is intended to facilitate health care workers giving the right vaccine to each child on time, preventing duplicate administration of the same vaccine, reduce costs of vaccine and immunization delivery, and thereby, reduce vaccine-preventable infections. Specific areas addressed in the regulation include definitions of terms, registration and reporting requirements, the schedule of implementation by providers, permitted uses and disclosures, compliance and enforcement, exceptions to the requirements, and severability.
A Notice of Drafting for this proposed regulation was published in the State Register on October 28, 2011.
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