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
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal 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

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

11/20/2019

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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.

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 any age or older pursuant to protocol issued by the Board of Medical Examiners; and

            (b)    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.

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