Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3013Ratification Number: 57Act Number: 27Primary Sponsor: P. HarrisType of Legislation: GBSubject: Mental health boards, composition ofCompanion Bill Number: 29Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930325Computer Document Number: NO5/8742BD.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930423Introduced Date: 19930112Date of Last Amendment: 19930323Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930423Last History Type: Act No. 27Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: P. Harris Carnell J. Harris MattosType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3013 ------ 19930423 Act No. 27 3013 ------ 19930423 Signed by Governor 3013 ------ 19930420 Ratified R 57 3013 House 19930325 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3013 Senate 19930323 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments 3013 Senate 19930318 Reconsidered vote whereby read third time 3013 Senate 19930318 Recalled from Legislative Council 3013 Senate 19930317 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3013 Senate 19930316 Read second time, notice of general amendments 3013 Senate 19930311 Committee Report: Favorable 13 3013 Senate 19930216 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to Committee 3013 House 19930212 Read third time, sent to Senate 3013 House 19930211 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, February 12, 1993 3013 House 19930210 Committee Report: Favorable 27 3013 House 19930112 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A27, R57, H3013)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-15-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT AND APPOINTMENT OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH BOARDS, SO AS TO INCLUDE PARENTS OF EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS FOR CONSIDERATION AS CONSUMER AND FAMILY REPRESENTATIVES ON THE BOARDS AND PROVIDE FOR THE NUMBER OF COUNTY MEMBERS TO BE PROPORTIONAL TO ITS POPULATION INSTEAD OF ITS SHARE OF THE BUDGET.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Parents of emotionally disturbed children and adolescents on mental health boards; number of county members proportional to population
SECTION 1. Section 44-15-60 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 382 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"Section 44-15-60. Every county, city, town, or political subdivision, or combination of them, establishing a community mental health services program, before it may come within this article, shall establish a community mental health board to be made up of not less than seven nor more than fifteen members. Membership of the boards, so far as may be practicable, must be representatives of local health departments, medical societies, county welfare boards, hospital boards, and lay associations concerned with mental health as well as labor, business, and civic groups, and the general public. At least one member of the board must be a medical doctor licensed to practice medicine in this State. The members must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of a majority of the members of the legislative delegations of the counties participating. The legislative delegations and the Governor shall consider consumer and family representation, including parents of emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, when recommending and appointing members to the board. By resolution a county legislative delegation may delegate to the governing body of the county they represent the authority to recommend board members to the Governor. The resolution is not revocable, and copies of the resolution must be sent to the Governor, the Department of Mental Health, and the governing bodies of the counties concerned. The number of members representing each county must be proportional to its population. The term of office of each member of the community mental health board is four years and until the member's successor is appointed. Vacancies must be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. A member of a board may be removed by the Governor for neglect of duty, misconduct, or malfeasance in office, after being given a written statement of charges and an opportunity to be heard on them. A person may serve consecutive terms."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 23rd day of April, 1993.