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A29, R51, H3406
Sponsors: Reps. Sellers, Govan and Ott
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Introduced in the House on January 31, 2007
Introduced in the Senate on March 6, 2007
Last Amended on April 19, 2007
Passed by the General Assembly on May 1, 2007
Became law without Governor's signature, May 16, 2007
Summary: Hospital Patient Safety Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/31/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-16 1/31/2007 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-17 2/28/2007 House Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-19 3/1/2007 House Read second time HJ-24 3/1/2007 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-25 3/2/2007 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1 3/6/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-11 3/6/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-11 4/18/2007 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs SJ-9 4/19/2007 Senate Amended SJ-38 4/24/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-12 4/25/2007 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-33 5/1/2007 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-24 5/9/2007 Ratified R 51 5/16/2007 Became law without Governor's signature 5/17/2007 Copies available 5/17/2007 Effective date 05/16/07 5/22/2007 Act No. 29
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(A29, R51, H3406)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-3455, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HOSPITALS NOT SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE HOSPITAL PATIENT SAFETY ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PROVISIONS OF THAT ACT DO NOT APPLY TO SPECIALIZED HOSPITALS LICENSED EXCLUSIVELY FOR TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL OR DRUG TREATMENT THAT ARE UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Alcohol and drug abuse hospitals exempt
SECTION 1. Section 44-7-3455 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 146 of 2005, is amended to read:
"Section 44-7-3455. The provisions of this article do not apply to hospitals owned or operated by the Department of Mental Health or by specialized hospitals licensed exclusively for treatment of alcohol or drug abuse and which are under contract with the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 9th day of May, 2007.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/16/07.
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