South Carolina Legislature
South Carolina Legislature

House Amendment 219
S 474 - Session 125 (2023-2024)
Abortion - Fetal Heartbeat
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Current Amendment: 219 to Bill 474

Rep. King and Bamberg propose the following amendment (LC-474.HA0236H):

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

SECTION X. The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) must establish a study committee consisting of members of the Maternal Morbidity Review Committee, the South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology, and other medical professionals qualified in maternal health as deemed necessary by DHEC. This study committee is charged with investigating the safety of progesterone after taking mifepristone, the safety of not taking misoprostol after taking mifepristone, and safety concerns of the legislature mandating required speech for physicians. Research and review either conducted by or utilized by the study committee must be completed in a controlled setting following the guidelines of the Food and  Drug Administration and with oversight by an Institutional Review Board. The study committee submit a report to the legislature on the results of the investigation, including details on safety, efficacy, and soundness. This study committee must be organized within ninety days after this act's effective date and Section 44-41-640 must not go into effect until the study committee submits its report to the General Assembly.