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H 3078 General Bill, By Horne, Nanney and Allison
Summary: Nursing professionals
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-33-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN NURSING PROFESSIONALS MAY PROVIDE NONCONTROLLED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AT AN ENTITY THAT PROVIDES FREE MEDICAL SERVICES FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 40-33-46 SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN NURSING PROFESSIONALS MAY CERTIFY THAT A STUDENT IS UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL BUT MAY BENEFIT FROM RECEIVING INSTRUCTION GIVEN IN HIS HOME OR A HOSPITAL; BY ADDING SECTION 40-33-47 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIVES ORALLY OR IN WRITING MAY REFER A PATIENT TO A PHYSICAL THERAPIST FOR TREATMENT; BY ADDING SECTION 40-33-48 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE, A COMMISSION, A CLINIC, OR A BOARD ADMINISTERING RELIEF, SOCIAL SECURITY, HEALTH INSURANCE, OR HEALTH SERVICES UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS STATE MAY NOT DENY TO THE RECIPIENTS OR BENEFICIARIES OF THEIR ASSISTANCE OR SERVICES THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE THE PROVIDER OF CARE OR SERVICE THAT IS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF A NURSE PRACTITIONER OR CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE LICENSED BY THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-33-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE NURSE PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO REVISE SEVERAL DEFINITIONS AFFECTING THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF CERTAIN LICENSEES OF THE NURSING BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-33-34, RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF DELEGATED MEDICAL ACTS, QUALIFICATIONS, PROTOCOLS, AND PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORIZATIONS OF LICENSEES OF THE NURSING BOARD, SO AS TO MAKE VARIOUS REVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS, SO AS TO REVISE SEVERAL DEFINITIONS AFFECTING THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF CERTAIN LICENSEES OF THE NURSING BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-195, RELATING TO PHYSICIANS SUPERVISING MEDICAL ACTS DELEGATED TO OTHER PROFESSIONALS, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT ONLY LICENSED PHYSICIANS MAY SUPERVISE THE DELEGATION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN MEDICAL ACTS AND TO DELETE LANGUAGE CONCERNING THE EVALUATION OF RELATED WRITTEN GUIDELINES OR PROTOCOL; TO AMEND SECTION 44-71-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE HOSPICE LICENSURE ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE NURSE PRACTITIONERS AMONG THOSE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHO MAY ORDER HOSPICE CARE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1960, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO HANDICAPPED PARKING PLACARDS, SO AS TO INCLUDE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIVES, AND CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS AMONG THOSE WHO MAY CERTIFY PEOPLE AS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A PLACARD.
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12/11/14House Prefiled
12/11/14House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs



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