South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 4669

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. King and Henegan
Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\19631wab20.docx

Introduced in the House on January 14, 2020
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

Summary: Death certificates

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 62)
   1/14/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 62)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

11/20/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 44-63-74, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING OF DEATH CERTIFICATES WITH THE BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO ELIMINATE EXEMPTIONS FOR PHYSICIANS WHO CERTIFY FEWER THAN TWELVE DEATHS ANNUALLY.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 44-63-74(A)(4) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "(4)    Death certificates must be transmitted electronically between the funeral home director and the physician, coroner, or medical examiner certifying the cause of death in order to document the death certificate information prescribed by this chapter. Required signatures on death certificates must be provided by electronic signature. An individual who acts, without compensation, as a funeral director on behalf of a deceased family member or friend, physicians certifying fewer than twelve deaths per year, and funeral homes that perform fewer than twelve funerals per year are exempt from the requirement to file electronically but must comply with the requirements of items (2) or (3), as applicable."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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