South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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R108, H3821

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Clary
Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\19552wab19.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 464

Introduced in the House on January 31, 2019
Introduced in the Senate on March 20, 2019
Last Amended on May 21, 2019
Passed by the General Assembly on May 21, 2019

Summary: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Act

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/31/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 53)
   1/31/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 53)
    3/7/2019  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, 
                        Military, Public and Municipal Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 49)
    3/8/2019          Scrivener's error corrected
   3/19/2019  House   Amended (House Journal-page 24)
   3/19/2019  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 24)
   3/19/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-98  Nays-4 (House Journal-page 26)
   3/20/2019  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 18)
   3/20/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
   3/20/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 10)
    4/9/2019  Senate  Recalled from Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)
    4/9/2019  Senate  Committed to Committee on Medical Affairs 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)
   4/25/2019  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical 
                        Affairs (Senate Journal-page 7)
   4/26/2019          Scrivener's error corrected
    5/7/2019  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 84)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 84)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 84)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Roll call Ayes-45  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 84)
    5/8/2019  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 69)
    5/9/2019  House   Non-concurrence in Senate amendment 
                        (House Journal-page 60)
    5/9/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-1  Nays-105 (House Journal-page 61)
    5/9/2019  Senate  Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee 
                        appointed  Davis, Bright-Matthews, Gambrell 
                        (Senate Journal-page 76)
    5/9/2019  House   Conference committee appointed  Herbkersman, Clary, 
                        Ridgeway (House Journal-page 193)
   5/20/2019  House   Conference report adopted (House Journal-page 44)
   5/20/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-109  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 46)
   5/21/2019  Senate  Conference report received and adopted 
                        (Senate Journal-page 27)
   5/21/2019  Senate  Roll call Ayes-39  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 27)
   5/21/2019  House   Ordered enrolled for ratification
   5/22/2019          Ratified R  108

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/31/2019
3/7/2019
3/8/2019
3/19/2019
4/25/2019
4/26/2019
5/7/2019
5/21/2019

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

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

(R108, H3821)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE ACT"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-33-34, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MEDICAL ACTS THAT ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES MAY PERFORM, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTIFYING THE MANNER OF DEATH AND EXECUTING DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PERMIT THE PRESCRIBING OF SCHEDULE II NARCOTIC SUBSTANCES FOR PATIENTS RESIDING IN LONG-TERM CARE SETTINGS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

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

Citation

SECTION    1.    This act must be known and may be cited as the "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Act".

Allowed medical acts

SECTION    2.    Section 40-33-34(D)(2) and (F)(1)(e) and (f) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 234 of 2018, is further amended to read:

"(2)    Notwithstanding any provisions of state law other than this chapter and Chapter 47, and to the extent permitted by federal law, an APRN may perform the following medical acts unless otherwise provided in the practice agreement:

(a)    provide noncontrolled prescription drugs at an entity that provides free medical care for indigent patients;

(b)    certify that a student is unable to attend school but may benefit from receiving instruction given in his home or hospital;

(c)    refer a patient to physical therapy for treatment;

(d)    pronounce death, certify the manner and cause of death, and sign death certificates pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 63, Title 44 and Chapter 8, Title 32;

(e)    issue an order for a patient to receive appropriate services from a licensed hospice as defined in Chapter 71, Title 44;

(f)    certify that an individual is handicapped and declare that the handicap is temporary or permanent for purposes of the individual's application for a placard; and

(g)    execute a do not resuscitate order pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 78, Title 44.

(e)    may include Schedule II narcotic substances if listed in the practice agreement and as authorized by Section 44-53-300, provided, however, that the prescription must not exceed a five-day supply and another prescription must not be written without the written agreement of the physician with whom the nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, or clinical nurse specialist has entered into a practice agreement, unless the prescription is written for patients in hospice or palliative care or for patients residing in long-term care facilities;

(f)    may include Schedule II narcotic substances for patients in hospice or palliative care, or for patients in long-term care facilities, if listed in the practice agreement as authorized by Section 44-53-300, provided, however, that each such prescription must not exceed a thirty-day supply;"

Time effective

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect sixty days after approval by the Governor

Ratified the 22nd day of May, 2019.

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President of the Senate

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2019.

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Governor

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