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H*3824 (Rat #0113) General Bill, By Henderson, Bedingfield, Fry, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Allison, Arrington, Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, Jefferson, Cobb-Hunter, Govan, Long, Putnam, Cogswell and Collins
Summary: Prescription drug monitoring program
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-53-1645 SO AS TO REQUIRE HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS TO REVIEW A PATIENT'S CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION HISTORY, AS MAINTAINED IN THE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, BEFORE PRESCRIBING A SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, WITH EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1630, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO ADD A DEFINITION OF "PRACTITIONER"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1640, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1680, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING REQUIREMENTS OF THE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO ESTABLISH A PENALTY IF A PRACTITIONER OR AUTHORIZED DELEGATE FAILS TO REVIEW A PATIENT'S CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION HISTORY, AS MAINTAINED IN THE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, BEFORE PRESCRIBING A SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; BY ADDING SECTION 40-15-145 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DENTISTS ADDRESSING THE PRESCRIPTION AND MONITORING OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 40-37-240, 40-47-965, AS AMENDED, AND 40-51-140, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS, SO AS TO ADD REQUIREMENTS ADDRESSING THE PRESCRIPTION AND MONITORING OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-130, RELATING IN PART TO CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS, SO AS TO ADD REQUIREMENTS ADDRESSING CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-82, RELATING TO AUTHORIZED ACTIONS OF A CERTIFIED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, SO AS TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTIONS INVOLVING THE FILLING, REFILLING, OR REPACKAGING OF MEDICATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-86, AS AMENDED, RELATING IN PART TO THE REQUIREMENT FOR A PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE TO DEVELOP CERTAIN PHARMACY POLICIES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT PHARMACISTS FROM SUPERVISING MORE THAN FOUR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-130, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PROVIDED IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE EXEMPTIONS FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS; BY ADDING SECTION 40-43-75 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A RENAL DIALYSIS FACILITY TO DELIVER LEGEND DRUGS OR DEVICES TO PATIENTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-86, AS AMENDED, RELATING IN PART TO THE AUTHORITY OF A PHARMACIST TO REFILL A PRESCRIPTION WITHOUT THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE PRESCRIBER, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR EMERGENCY REFILLS. - ratified title
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02/22/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 40)
02/22/17House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 40)
02/28/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Allison, Arrington, Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott
03/07/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jordan, B.Newton, Martin, Erickson, Jefferson, Cobb-Hunter, Govan, Long
03/08/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Putnam, Cogswell, Collins
03/29/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 47)
03/30/17 Scrivener's error corrected
04/04/17House Amended (House Journal-page 74)
04/04/17House Read second time (House Journal-page 74)
04/04/17House Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 76)
04/05/17House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 8)
04/05/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
04/05/17Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 10)
04/25/17Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 17)
05/03/17Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 49)
05/03/17Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 49)
05/04/17Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 45)
05/05/17 Scrivener's error corrected
05/09/17Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 20)
05/09/17Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 20)
05/09/17Senate Roll call Ayes-34 Nays-5 (Senate Journal-page 20)
05/10/17 Scrivener's error corrected
05/10/17Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 38)
05/10/17House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 92)
05/10/17House Roll call Yeas-100 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 93)
05/15/17 Ratified R 113
05/19/17 Signed By Governor



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