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A187, R204, S506
Sponsors: Senators Shealy and Rankin
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Introduced in the Senate on March 7, 2017
Introduced in the House on March 20, 2018
Passed by the General Assembly on May 9, 2018
Governor's Action: May 15, 2018, Signed
Summary: State of emergency, prescription refills by pharmacists
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/7/2017 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5) 3/7/2017 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 5) 3/1/2018 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 11) 3/2/2018 Scrivener's error corrected 3/13/2018 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 22) 3/13/2018 Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 22) 3/14/2018 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 13) 3/20/2018 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 104) 3/20/2018 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 104) 4/25/2018 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 85) 4/26/2018 Scrivener's error corrected 5/2/2018 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-3-18 (House Journal-page 93) 5/3/2018 House Debate adjourned until Tues., 5-8-18 (House Journal-page 9) 5/8/2018 House Read second time (House Journal-page 39) 5/8/2018 House Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 40) 5/9/2018 House Read third time and enrolled 5/14/2018 Ratified R 204 5/15/2018 Signed By Governor 5/24/2018 Effective date 05/15/18 5/31/2018 Act No. 187
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A187, R204, S506)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-170, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF A PHARMACIST TO DISPENSE A ONE-TIME REFILL OF A PRESCRIBED MEDICATION DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO INCREASE THE QUANTITY OF SUCH A REFILL FROM A FIFTEEN-DAY SUPPLY TO A THIRTY-DAY SUPPLY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Emergency refills, quantity increased
SECTION 1. Section 40-43-170(A)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A) When the Governor issues a 'State of Emergency':
(1) A pharmacist may work in the affected county and may dispense a one-time emergency refill of up to a thirty-day supply of a prescribed medication if:
(a) the pharmacist has all prescription information necessary in order to accurately refill the prescription;
(b) in the pharmacist's professional opinion the medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy;
(c) the pharmacist reduces the information to a written prescription marked 'Emergency Refill', files the prescription as required by law, and notifies the prescribing physician within fifteen days of the emergency refill; and
(d) the prescription is not for a controlled substance."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 14th day of May, 2018.
Approved the 15th day of May, 2018.
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