South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3179

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. G.M. Smith, McCabe, Caskey, Yow and Brawley
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15903vr21.docx

Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Prescriptions

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/9/2020  House   Prefiled
   12/9/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs
   1/12/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 102)
   1/12/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 102)
   1/13/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey
   1/26/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow
   2/10/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley
   2/25/2021  House   Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military, Public 
                        and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 3)
    3/2/2021  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 40)
    3/2/2021  House   Roll call Yeas-114  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 41)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/9/2020
2/25/2021

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COMMITTEE REPORT

February 25, 2021

H. 3179

Introduced by Reps. G.M. Smith, Caskey, McCabe, Yow and Brawley

S. Printed 2/25/21--H.

Read the first time January 12, 2021.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL,

MILITARY, PUBLIC AND MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3179) to amend Section 44-53-360, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to prescriptions, so as to exempt surgically implanted drug delivery, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

LEON HOWARD for Committee.

            

STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT

Explanation of Fiscal Impact

State Expenditure

This bill would add surgically implanted drug delivery systems to the exception list of prescriptions for controlled substances in Schedule II that may exceed 31 days. Currently, prescriptions for controlled substances in Schedule II, with the exception of transdermal patches, may not exceed 31 days.

Department of Health and Environmental Control. DHEC is responsible for enforcing the laws and regulations pertaining to controlled substances including prescription drugs. This bill would create a new exception of prescriptions for controlled substances in Schedule II that may exceed 31 days. DHEC anticipates they will be able to enforce the provisions of this bill using existing appropriations and staff. Therefore, this bill will not have an expenditure impact on the general funds, federal funds, or other funds of the department.

Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-360, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS, SO AS TO EXEMPT SURGICALLY IMPLANTED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS FROM THE THIRTY-ONE DAY SUPPLY LIMITATION.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 44-53-360(e) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(e)    Prescriptions for controlled substances in Schedule II with the exception of transdermal patches and surgically implanted drug delivery systems, must not exceed a thirty-one day supply. Prescriptions for Schedule II substances must be dispensed within ninety days of the date of issue, after which time they are void. Prescriptions for controlled substances in Schedules III through V, inclusive, must not exceed a ninety-day supply."

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

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