South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
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Sponsors: Reps. M.M. Smith and Hewitt
Companion/Similar bill(s): 394
Document Path: LC-0176VR23.docx
Introduced in the House on February 16, 2023
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Action Description with journal page number
|Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 13)
|Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 13)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 44-37-30, RELATING TO NEONATAL TESTING OF CHILDREN, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE NOTIFICATION OF THE CHILD'S PRIMARY PROVIDER AND A QUALIFIED PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST OF ABNORMAL NEWBORN SCREENING RESULTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 44-37-30(B) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:
(B)(1) Information obtained as a result of the tests conducted pursuant to this section is confidential and may be released only to a parent or legal guardian of the child, the child's physician, and the child when eighteen years of age or older when requested on a form promulgated in regulation by the department.
(2) In instances where a child has a time-critical abnormal newborn screening result, the department shall notify the child's primary care provider, if known, and may provide information about those abnormal screening results to a qualified pediatric specialist for the timely provision of follow-up services, including further testing, treatment, counseling, and education as needed.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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