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H 3709 General Bill, By H. Brown, D. Blackwell, M.J. Cooper, B.L. Hendricks, Kirsh, Koon, T.T. Mappus, Martin, J.G. Mattos, E.W. Simpson and J.B. Wilder
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    A Bill to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Sections 44-7-45, 44-7-47, 44-7-52, 44-7-54, and 44-7-56 and to amend Section 44-7-50, relating to the modification of the doctrines of charitable and sovereign immunity as they relate to hospitals and other medical facilities, so as to provide for the Nongovernmental Hospital Tort Claims Act by setting forth definitions, the total amounts recoverable from the hospitals for liability, who is liable and to what extent, and payments of judgments and to revise the provisions referencing the doctrines and detailing their limitations; to amend Section 33-55-230, relating to the Code provisions applicable to charitable organizations, so as to provide for a limited recovery against a charitable hospital only in respect to acts which do not involve hospital care liability as defined in the Nongovernmental Hospital Tort Claims Act and to delete the reference to the provisions relating to the recovery as supplemental to the provisions relating to charitable immunity; and to provide for the Act to apply to any occurrence of "hospital care liability" after the Act's effective date.
02/09/88House Introduced and read first time HJ-988
02/09/88House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-989

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