View Amendment Current Amendment: 6 to Bill 5399

Senator DAVIS proposed the following amendment (5399R025.SP.TD):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered new SECTION to read:

/SECTION __. There is created the Comprehensive Sexual Health Education and Reproductive Health Care Task Force to research and report on best practices in comprehensive sexual health education and reproductive health care for residents of South Carolina age thirteen and older that shall be taken under consideration to be passed into law. The task force shall be comprised of:

a representative from the Senate Medical Affairs Committee;

a representative from the House of Representative's Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee; and

representatives from government and non-government organizations at the state and local levels, including but not limited to the Departments of Health and Environmental Control, Health and Human Services, Education, Disabilities and Special Needs, Social Services, Mental Health, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice; Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Fact Forward, New Morning, and the medical community, specifically those in the field of adolescent obstetrics and gynecology, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, Medical University of South Carolina.

The task force shall study and make recommendations to improve areas affecting comprehensive sexual health education and reproductive health care for residents of South Carolina age thirteen and older on the following topics:

(1) age-appropriate, medically accurate sexual and reproductive health education;

(2) access to affordable, comprehensive health services;

(3) access to affordable contraception methods;

(4) family based educational resources to empower caregivers to educate minors in their life;

The task force will make recommendations through a written report to the Senate Medical Affairs Committee and the House of Representative's Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee no later than December 31, 2023. After issuing the report, the task force shall dissolve. /