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TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR THE STATE CERTIFICATION OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITIES LICENSURE ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE "CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT FACILITY"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROCESS TO CERTAIN PROJECTS, SO AS TO MAKE THE PROCESS INAPPLICABLE TO CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT FACILITIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-260, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE FOR HEALTH FACILITIES, SO AS TO REQUIRE CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT FACILITIES TO OBTAIN A LICENSE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 44-7-130 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 173 of 2014, is further amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:
"( ) "Crisis stabilization unit facility" means a facility operated or authorized by the Department of Mental Health providing a short-term residential program offering psychiatric stabilization services, detoxification services, and brief, intensive crisis services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week."
SECTION 2. Section 44-7-170(B)(7) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 2010, is further amended to read:
"(7) health care facilities owned and operated by the federal government; and
(8) crisis stabilization unit facilities."
SECTION 3. Section 44-7-260(A)(5) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 2010, is further amended to read:
Reserved crisis stabilization unit facilities;"
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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