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H*2582 (Rat #0343, Act #0312 of 1984) General Bill, By  House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
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    A Bill to amend Section 40-37-10, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to a definition of persons deemed to be practicing optometry, so as to revise that definition by providing an exception with respect to the nonuse of drugs in the practice of optometry; to amend Chapter 37 of Title 40, as amended, relating to optometrists, by adding Sections 40-37-105, so as to enact provisions allowing the topical application of pharmaceutical agents, other than controlled substances, to the eye for diagnostic purposes in the practice of optometry and to prohibit a licensed optometrist from purchasing, possessing, or administering any pharmaceutical agent unless he has obtained a certain certificate from the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry, and 40-37-107, so as to require an optometrist to refer a patient to an appropriate medical doctor under certain circumstances and to require the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry to promulgate regulations for the maintenance of records of referrals made pursuant to this Section; and to amend Chapter 43 of Title 40, relating to pharmacists, by adding Section 40-43-155, so as to enact provisions allowing registered pharmacists to sell pharmaceutical agents, other than controlled substances, to certain certified optometrists.-amended title
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02/24/83House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-1174
03/03/83House Objection by Rep. L. Hendricks, Kinard, Carnell & McAbee HJ-1321
05/17/83House Special order, set for immediately foll. consideration of S 194 HJ-2906
05/25/83House Read second time HJ-3118
05/26/83House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-3141
06/02/83Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-1755
06/02/83Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-1756
01/26/84Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs SJ-489
02/02/84Senate Amended SJ-572
03/13/84Senate Read second time SJ-986
03/14/84Senate Read third time SJ-1005
03/14/84Senate Returned SJ-1005
03/15/84House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-1517
03/20/84 Ratified R 343
03/21/84 Signed By Governor
03/21/84 Effective date 03/21/84
03/21/84 Act No. 312
04/02/84 Copies available

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