South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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A64, R84, H3703

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Lowe, Moore, Rose, Rutherford, Willis, Sottile and Hill
Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\19533wab19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 22, 2019
Introduced in the Senate on April 10, 2019
Last Amended on May 9, 2019
Passed by the General Assembly on May 9, 2019
Governor's Action: May 16, 2019, Signed

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/22/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 29)
   1/22/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 29)
    2/6/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Moore, Rose, 
                        Rutherford
   2/14/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Willis
   2/19/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Sottile
    4/2/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hill
    4/4/2019  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, 
                        Military, Public and Municipal Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 3)
    4/5/2019          Scrivener's error corrected
    4/9/2019  House   Amended (House Journal-page 95)
    4/9/2019  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 95)
    4/9/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-100  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 96)
   4/10/2019  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 12)
   4/10/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 16)
   4/10/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs 
                        (Senate Journal-page 16)
   4/18/2019  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical 
                        Affairs (Senate Journal-page 10)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 20)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 20)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 20)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Roll call Ayes-34  Nays-11 (Senate Journal-page 20)
    5/8/2019  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 49)
    5/9/2019  House   Senate amendment amended (House Journal-page 77)
    5/9/2019  House   Returned to Senate with amendments 
                        (House Journal-page 77)
    5/9/2019  Senate  Concurred in House amendment and enrolled 
                        (Senate Journal-page 74)
   5/13/2019          Ratified R  84
   5/16/2019          Signed By Governor
   5/31/2019          Effective date  05/16/19
    6/5/2019          Act No.  64

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/22/2019
4/4/2019
4/5/2019
4/9/2019
4/18/2019
5/7/2019
5/9/2019

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NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(A64, R84, H3703)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 40-45-230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EXAMINATION REQUIRED FOR LICENSURE BY THE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES A PERSON MAY ATTEMPT TO PASS THE EXAMINATION FROM THREE TO SIX, TO PROVIDE A PERSON WHO FAILS THE EXAMINATION A FIFTH TIME FIRST MUST TAKE COURSES THE BOARD MAY REQUIRE AND FURNISH EVIDENCE OF COMPLETING THESE COURSES BEFORE TAKING THE EXAMINATION A SIXTH TIME, AND TO PROVIDE A PERSON WHO FAILS THE EXAMINATION SIX OR MORE TIMES MAY NOT BE LICENSED BY THE BOARD; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-45-260, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF THE BOARD FROM GRANTING LICENSURE TO APPLICANTS WHO FAIL THE EXAMINATION THREE OR MORE TIMES, SO AS INCREASE THE NUMBER OF ALLOWED ATTEMPTS TO SIX.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Examination passage requirements

SECTION    1.    Section 40-45-230(G) and (H) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(G)    If an applicant fails the examination, whether or not taken in South Carolina, the applicant may take the examination up to six times, each time upon payment of the examination fee and completion of an official application. If the applicant fails the examination for a fifth time, the applicant must take courses the board may require and furnish evidence of completing these courses before taking the examination for the sixth time.

(H)    No person may be licensed under this chapter if the person has failed the examination six or more times, whether or not the exam was taken in South Carolina."

Issue of licenses, conforming change

SECTION    2.    Section 40-45-260(D) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(D)    The board must not issue a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant license to an applicant who has failed to achieve a passing score six or more times on a board-approved licensure examination."

Time effective

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 13th day of May, 2019.

Approved the 16th day of May, 2019.

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