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AS PASSED BY THE SENATE
April 17, 2018
Introduced by Reps. Ridgeway, Douglas, Spires, G.M. Smith, Clemmons, Tallon and Cole
S. Printed 4/17/18--S.
Read the first time February 27, 2018.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-47-38 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PROVISION OF THE MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT MAY BE CONSTRUED TO REQUIRE A PHYSICIAN TO SECURE A MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION AS A CONDITION OF LICENSURE, REIMBURSEMENT, EMPLOYMENT, OR ADMITTING PRIVILEGES AT A HOSPITAL IN THIS STATE; AND TO DEFINE A NECESSARY TERM.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 47, Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-47-38. (A) No provision of this article may be construed to require a physician to secure a Maintenance of Certification as a condition of licensure, reimbursement, employment, or admitting privileges at a hospital in this State.
(B) No provision of this article may be construed to require a physician to secure a Maintenance of Certification as a condition of licensure, reimbursement, employment, or admitting privileges at an FQHC in this State.
(C) For the purposes of this article, 'Maintenance of Certification' or 'MOC' means a continuing education program that measures core competencies in the practice of medicine and surgery and is approved by a nationally-recognized accrediting organization."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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