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A158, R181, H4663
Sponsors: Reps. Finlay and Wheeler
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Introduced in the House on January 14, 2020
Introduced in the Senate on March 4, 2020
Last Amended on March 3, 2020
Passed by the General Assembly on September 17, 2020
Governor's Action: September 28, 2020, Signed
Summary: Flu vaccine protocol for pharmacists
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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) 9/15/2020 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 11) 9/16/2020 Scrivener's error corrected 9/16/2020 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 23) 9/16/2020 Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 23) 9/16/2020 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (Senate Journal-page 23) 9/17/2020 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 6) 9/25/2020 Ratified R 181 9/28/2020 Signed By Governor 10/2/2020 Effective date 09/28/20 10/2/2020 Act No. 158
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(A158, R181, H4663)
AN ACT 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 UNDER TWELVE YEARS OF AGE PURSUANT TO PROTOCOL ISSUED BY THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS UPON RECOMMENDATION OF THE JOINT PHARMACIST ADMINISTERED VACCINES COMMITTEE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Pharmacist administered flu vaccine to persons under twelve years of age allowed
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;
(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 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.
Ratified the 25th day of September, 2020.
Approved the 28th day of September, 2020.
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