South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3998

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Fry, Dillard, Erickson, Davis, Wooten, Trantham and Hewitt
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gt\6032vr21.docx

Introduced in the House on March 2, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on April 27, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs

Summary: Prescription Monitoring Program, Schedule V controlled substances

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    3/2/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 11)
    3/2/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 11)
   4/15/2021  House   Committee report: Majority favorable, minority 
                        unfavorable Medical, Military, Public and Municipal 
                        Affairs (House Journal-page 15)
   4/21/2021  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 9)
   4/21/2021  House   Roll call Yeas-81  Nays-24 (House Journal-page 9)
   4/22/2021  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 39)
   4/27/2021  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
   4/27/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

3/2/2021
4/15/2021
4/19/2021

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COMMITTEE REPORT

April 15, 2021

H. 3998

Introduced by Reps. Fry, Dillard, Erickson, Davis, Wooten, Trantham, and Hewitt

S. Printed 4/15/21--H.    [SEC 4/19/21 1:57 PM]

Read the first time March 2, 2021.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL,

MILITARY, PUBLIC AND MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3998) to amend Sections 44-53-1630 and 44-53-1640, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, both relating to the prescription monitoring, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

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

Majority favorable.    Minority unfavorable.

LEON HOWARD    JONATHON HILL

For Majority.    For Minority.

            

STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT

Explanation of Fiscal Impact

State Expenditure

This bill adds Schedule V controlled substances to the definition of controlled substances and requires DHEC to add Schedule V controlled substances to its program to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of those substances. DHEC indicates that any additional duties that may be added by this legislation will be accomplished with its existing appropriations and staff. Therefore, there is no impact to the agency.

Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-53-1630 AND 44-53-1640, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BOTH RELATING TO THE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO ADD SCHEDULE V CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TO THE PRESCRIBED AND DISPENSED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES MONITORED UNDER THE PROGRAM.

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

SECTION    1.        Section 44-53-1630(2) and (3) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(2)    'Controlled substances' means those substances listed in Schedules II, III, and IV, and V of the schedules provided for in Sections 44-53-210, 44-53-230, 44-53-250, and 44-53-270.

(3)    'Dispenser' means a person who delivers a Schedule II-IVV controlled substance to the ultimate user, but does not include:

(a)    a licensed hospital pharmacy that distributes controlled substances for the purpose of inpatient hospital care or dispenses prescriptions for controlled substances at the time of discharge from the hospital;

(b)    a practitioner or other authorized person who administers these controlled substances; or

(c)    a wholesale distributor of a Schedule II-IVV controlled substance."

SECTION    2.    Section 44-53-1640(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 65 of 2019, is further amended to read:

"(A)        The Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Drug Control shall establish and maintain a program to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of all Schedule II, III, and IV, and V controlled substances by professionals licensed to prescribe or dispense these substances in this State and the administering of opioid antidotes pursuant to Sections 44-130-60 and 44-130-80."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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