South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 4663

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Finlay and Wheeler
Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\19641wab20.docx

Introduced in the House on January 14, 2020
Introduced in the Senate on March 4, 2020
Last Amended on March 3, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs

Summary: Flu vaccine protocol for pharmacists

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  11/20/2019  House   Prefiled
  11/20/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs
   1/14/2020  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 60)
   1/14/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 60)
   1/15/2020  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Wheeler
   2/20/2020  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, 
                        Military, Public and Municipal Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 7)
   2/26/2020  House   Debate adjourned until  Thur., 2-27-20 
                        (House Journal-page 55)
    3/3/2020  House   Amended (House Journal-page 14)
    3/3/2020  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 14)
    3/3/2020  House   Roll call Yeas-96  Nays-8 (House Journal-page 16)
    3/4/2020  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 6)
    3/4/2020  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12)
    3/4/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs 
                        (Senate Journal-page 12)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

11/20/2019
2/20/2020
3/3/2020

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AMENDED

March 3, 2020

H. 4663

Introduced by Reps. Finlay and Wheeler

S. Printed 3/3/20--H.

Read the first time January 14, 2020.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-190, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROTOCOL FOR PHARMACISTS TO ADMINISTER INFLUENZA VACCINES WITHOUT THE ORDER OF A PRACTITIONER, SO AS TO PROVIDE PHARMACISTS MAY ADMINISTER INFLUENZA VACCINES TO PERSONS OF ANY AGE WITHOUT THE ORDER OF A PRACTITIONER PURSUANT TO PROTOCOL ISSUED BY THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Section 40-43-190(A)(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(2)    The administration of vaccines as authorized in this section must not be to a person under the age of eighteen years; provided, however, that:

(a)    the influenza vaccine may be administered to a person twelve years of age or older pursuant to protocol issued by the Board of Medical Examiners; and

(b)    the influenza vaccine may be administered to a person under the age of twelve pursuant to protocol issued by the Board of Medical Examiners upon recommendation of the Joint Pharmacist Administered Vaccines Committee; and

(c)    a pharmacist who has completed the training described in subsection (B)(1) may administer a vaccine other vaccines approved by the Centers for Disease Control to a person of any age pursuant to a written order or prescription of a practitioner for a specific patient of that practitioner."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. The initial recommendation required in Section 40-43-190(A)(2)(b) must be submitted to the Board of Medical Examiners no later than three months after the effective date of this act.

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