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H*4354 (Rat #0328, Act #0294 of 2014) General Bill, By Harrell, Cobb-Hunter, G.M. Smith, Long, Douglas, Felder, R.L. Brown and Goldfinch
Summary: Right of patients regarding medical records
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-115-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE PHYSICIANS' PATIENT RECORDS ACT, THE TERM "MEDICAL RECORDS" INCLUDES MEDICAL BILLS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-325, RELATING TO THE STATE CERTIFICATION OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE ACT, AND SECTIONS 44-115-30 AND 44-115-80, BOTH RELATING TO THE PHYSICIANS' PATIENT RECORDS ACT, ALL SO AS TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH ELECTRONIC RECORDS MUST BE PROVIDED, TO REVISE RELATED FEES, TO PERMIT FEES EVEN WHEN RECORDS REQUESTED BY A PATIENT ARE NOT FOUND, AND TO REQUIRE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENTS OF THESE FEES IN A CERTAIN MANNER. - ratified title
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12/03/13House Prefiled
12/03/13House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
12/04/13 Scrivener's error corrected
01/14/14House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 46)
01/14/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 46)
03/04/14House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.L.Brown, Goldfinch
04/02/14House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 106)
04/03/14 Scrivener's error corrected
04/10/14House Amended (House Journal-page 31)
04/10/14House Read second time (House Journal-page 31)
04/10/14House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 35)
04/10/14House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 36)
04/11/14House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 2)
04/15/14Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12)
04/15/14Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 12)
05/20/14Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 13)
05/21/14 Scrivener's error corrected
05/21/14Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 60)
05/22/14 Scrivener's error corrected
05/29/14Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 54)
05/29/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 54)
05/29/14Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-4 (Senate Journal-page 54)
06/03/14Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 24)
06/04/14House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment (House Journal-page 26)
06/04/14House Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-104 (House Journal-page 26)
06/04/14Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Cleary, Davis, Johnson (Senate Journal-page 13)
06/05/14House Conference committee appointed Horne, Cobb-Hunter, Newton (House Journal-page 9)
06/16/14 Scrivener's error corrected
06/17/14House Free conference powers granted
06/17/14House Free conference committee appointed Horne, Cobb-Hunter, Newton
06/17/14House Free conference report received and adopted
06/17/14House Roll call Yeas-100 Nays-0
06/19/14Senate Free conference powers granted (Senate Journal-page 24)
06/19/14Senate Free conference committee appointed Cleary, Davis, Johnson (Senate Journal-page 24)
06/19/14Senate Free conference report adopted (Senate Journal-page 25)
06/19/14Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-2 (Senate Journal-page 25)
06/19/14House Ordered enrolled for ratification
06/20/14 Ratified R 328
06/23/14 Signed By Governor
07/08/14 Effective date 06/23/14
07/09/14 Act No. 294



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