Current Status Bill Number:
188Ratification Number: 118Act Number: 62Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970116Primary Sponsor: DrummondAll Sponsors: Drummond, Giese and RoseDrafted Document Number: council\legis\bills\jic\5259htc.97Companion Bill Number: 3224Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970513Date of Last Amendment: 19970506Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19970610Subject: State health medical insurance plan, delinquent payments; Medical Malpractice Liability Assn., blood centers
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970630 Act No. A62 ------ 19970610 Signed by Governor ------ 19970604 Ratified R118 Senate 19970513 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 19970508 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 19970507 Read second time House 19970506 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19970507 House 19970506 Amended House 19970501 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 19970506 House 19970430 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 19970501 House 19970429 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19970430 House 19970417 Committee report: Favorable 30 HWM House 19970311 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to Committee Senate 19970306 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19970305 Read second time Senate 19970220 Committee report: Favorable 06 SF Senate 19970116 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A62, R118, S188)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-720, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PUBLIC ENTITIES ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS AND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PARTICIPATION, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE WITHHOLDING OF STATE FUNDS OTHERWISE DUE THESE ENTITIES SUFFICIENT TO COVER DELINQUENT PAYMENTS AND TO PROVIDE THE METHOD OF THE WITHHOLDING AND REMITTING OF THESE SUMS TO THE OFFICE OF INSURANCE SERVICES OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-79-110, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LIABILITY JOINT UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION, SO AS TO EXTEND THE DEFINITION OF "LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS" TO CERTAIN BLOOD CENTERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 1-11-720 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 458 of 1996, is further amended by adding at the end:
"(C) If an entity participating in the plans pursuant to subsection (A) is delinquent in remitting proper payments to cover its obligations, the board's Office of Insurance Services shall certify the delinquency to the department or agency of the State holding funds payable to the delinquent entity, and that department or agency shall withhold from those funds an amount sufficient to satisfy the unpaid obligation and shall remit that amount to the Office of Insurance Services in satisfaction of the delinquency."
SECTION 2. Section 38-79-110(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(2) 'Licensed health care providers' means physicians and surgeons, nurses, oral surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors, podiatrists, hospitals, nursing homes, or any similar major category of licensed health care providers. The term 'licensed health care provider' also includes blood centers which collect, process, and distribute blood to hospitals and physicians for the care of patients if these blood centers as of July 1, 1997, were insured with the Joint Underwriting Association."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 10th day of June, 1997.