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Sponsors: Senator Peeler
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Introduced in the Senate on April 22, 2003
Introduced in the House on April 30, 2003
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 30, 2003
Summary: Nurses Week designated, May 6-12, 2003
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/22/2003 Senate Introduced SJ-28 4/22/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-28 4/24/2003 Senate Polled out of committee Medical Affairs SJ-39 4/24/2003 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs SJ-39 4/25/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 4/29/2003 Senate Adopted, sent to House SJ-74 4/30/2003 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-8
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
April 24, 2003
S. Printed 4/24/03--S. [SEC 4/25/03 2:35 PM]
Read the first time April 22, 2003.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 653) to express sincere appreciation to South Carolina's registered nurses for their dedication to providing quality care and to their efforts and achievements in improving our health care system, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
TO EXPRESS SINCERE APPRECIATION TO SOUTH CAROLINA'S REGISTERED NURSES FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO PROVIDING QUALITY CARE AND TO THEIR EFFORTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN IMPROVING OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND TO DESIGNATE MAY 6-12, 2003, AS "SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES WEEK".
Whereas, the nearly 2.7 million registered nurses in the United States comprise our nation's largest health care profession; and
Whereas, the depth and breadth of the registered nursing profession meets the different and emerging health care needs of the American population in a wide range of settings; and
Whereas, the American Nurses Association and the South Carolina Nurses Association, as the voice for the registered nurses of this country, are working to chart a new course for a healthy nation that relies on increasing delivery of primary and preventive health care; and
Whereas, a renewed emphasis on primary and preventive health care will require the better utilization of all of our nation's registered nursing resources; and
Whereas, professional nursing has been demonstrated to be an indispensable component in the safety and quality of care of hospitalized patients; and
Whereas, the demand for registered nursing services will be greater than ever because of the aging of the American and South Carolina populations, and the continuing expansion of life-sustaining technology, and the explosive growth of home health care services; and
Whereas, more qualified registered nurses will be needed in the future to meet the increasingly complex needs of health care consumers in this State; and
Whereas, the cost-effective, safe, and quality health care services provided by registered nurses will be an ever more important component of the United States and South Carolina health care delivery systems in the future; and
Whereas, along with the American Nurses Association, the South Carolina Nurses Association has declared the week of May 6-12, 2003, as National Nurses Week with the theme "Nurses: Lifting Spirits, Touching Lives" in celebration of the ways in which registered nurses strive to provide safe and high quality patient care and map out the way to improve our health care system. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, express their sincere appreciation to South Carolina's registered nurses for their dedication to providing quality care and to their efforts and achievements in improving our health care system and designate May 6-12, 2003, as "South Carolina Nurses Week".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Nurses Association.
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