South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3703

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 April 9, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate

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)

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4/9/2019
4/18/2019

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COMMITTEE REPORT

April 18, 2019

H. 3703

Introduced by Reps. Lowe, Moore, Rose, Rutherford, Willis, Sottile and Hill

S. Printed 4/18/19--S.

Read the first time April 10, 2019.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL AFFAIRS

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3703) to amend Section 40-45-230, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to examination requirements for licensure by the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:

/    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 a second time on 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 second fifth time, the applicant, in addition to the requirements for the previous examination, 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 three six or more times, whether or not the exam was taken in South Carolina."        /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend title to conform.

DANIEL B. VERDIN III for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 40-45-230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE BY THE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES A PERSON MAY ATTEMPT TO PASS LICENSURE BY THE BOARD FROM TWO TO SIX; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-45-260, RELATING TO LIMITS ON ATTEMPTS TO PASS LICENSURE EXAMINATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SUCH ATTEMPTS FROM TWO TO SIX.

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

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 a second time on payment of the examination fee and completion of an official application. If the applicant fails the examination for a second time, whether or not taken in this State, the applicant may take the examination a third time on payment of the examination fee and completion of an official application. If an applicant fails the examination a third time, whether or not taken in this State, the applicant may take the examination a fourth time on payment of the examination fee and completion of an official application. If an applicant fails the examination a fourth time, whether or not taken in this State, the applicant may take the examination a fifth time. If an applicant fails the examination a fifth time, the applicant, in addition to the requirements for the previous examination, must take courses the board may require and furnish evidence of completing these courses before taking the examination a sixth time.

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

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 three six or more times on a board-approved licensure examination."

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

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