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Sponsors: Reps. G.M. Smith, Herbkersman, Howard and Weeks
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 558
Introduced in the House on February 16, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on February 18, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: COVID-19 vaccine administration, podiatrists
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/16/2021 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference (House Journal-page 22) 2/17/2021 Scrivener's error corrected 2/17/2021 House Read second time (House Journal-page 24) 2/17/2021 House Roll call Yeas-98 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 24) 2/18/2021 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 69) 2/18/2021 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7) 2/18/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 7) 3/4/2021 Senate Polled out of committee Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 10) 3/4/2021 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 10)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
March 4, 2021
Introduced by Reps. G.M. Smith, Herbkersman, Howard and Weeks
S. Printed 3/4/21--S.
Read the first time February 18, 2021.
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (H. 3900)
to authorize certain podiatrists to administer premeasured doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Joint Resolution out majority favorable.
TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN PODIATRISTS TO ADMINISTER PREMEASURED DOSES OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any professional scope of practice or unauthorized practice of law provision in this State, the following individuals have the authority to administer premeasured doses of the COVID-19 vaccine:
(1) Podiatrists (DPM's) licensed in good standing with the SC LLR Board of Podiatry Examiners who have successfully completed the following COVID-19 training programs available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
(a) "COVID-19 Vaccine Training; General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Providers";
(b) "What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccines Safety";
(c) "What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines"; and
(d) "Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know"; and who administer the vaccine at a site dedicated to the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, which does not include the office in which the Podiatrist typically practices podiatry, in which a Physician, Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and/or a Registered Nurse licensed in good standing in South Carolina and capable of appropriate evaluation and response to medical emergencies, including resuscitation and treatment of anaphylaxis, is present.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor. This joint resolution terminates and is no longer effective when South Carolina is no longer under a declared public health emergency concerning COVID-19.
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