Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 701Ratification Number: 182Act Number: 133Primary Sponsor: BryanType of Legislation: GBSubject: Handicapped residentsCompanion Bill Number: 3966Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930602Computer Document Number: NO5/7124BD.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930614Introduced Date: 19930415Date of Last Amendment: 19930601Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930614Last History Type: Act No. 133Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Bryan ElliottType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 701 ------ 19930614 Act No. 133 701 ------ 19930614 Signed by Governor 701 ------ 19930610 Ratified R 182 701 Senate 19930602 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 701 House 19930602 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment 701 House 19930601 Amended, read second time 701 House 19930526 Committee Report: Favorable 27 with amendment 701 House 19930429 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to Committee 701 Senate 19930428 Read third time, sent to House 701 Senate 19930427 Read second time, notice of general amendments 701 Senate 19930422 Committee Report: Favorable 13 701 Senate 19930415 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A133, R182, S701)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 43-33-350, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SYSTEM FOR THE HANDICAPPED, INC., SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REVIEW OF THE PLANS OF CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS IN A RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY AND A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER DAY PROGRAM BY THE TEAM ADVOCACY PROJECT'S COORDINATOR OR HIS DESIGNEE AND REQUIRE THE DESIGNEE TO MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Review of places of care for individuals in residential care facilities and community mental health center day programs
SECTION 1. An unnumbered item of Section 43-33-350 of the 1976 Code, added by Act 381 of 1990, is amended to read:
"( ) It may conduct team advocacy inspections of a facility providing residence to a developmentally disabled or handicapped person. Inspections must be completed by the system's staff and trained volunteers. Team advocacy inspections are unannounced visits to review the living conditions of a residential facility, including the plans of care for individuals in a residential care facility and a community mental health center day program. Only the coordinator of the team advocacy project or the coordinator's designee is authorized to perform reviews of plans of care. The designee must meet criteria developed by the Joint Legislative Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation, after consultation with the system and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes. The system shall prepare a report based on the inspection which must be submitted to the Joint Legislative Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and State Department of Mental Health."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of June, 1993.