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H*4542 (Rat #0263, Act #0230 of 2016) General Bill, By McKnight, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Hill, King, Whipper and Bowers
Similar (S 0929)
Summary: Experimental Health Care Treatment Law
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "THE RIGHT TO TRY ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 137 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO GIVE CERTAIN PATIENTS WITH A TERMINAL ILLNESS THE RIGHT TO TRY AN INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT, OR DEVICE TO TREAT THE ILLNESS; TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FROM LIABILITY FOR ENTITIES PROVIDING CARE FOR A PATIENT USING AN INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT, OR DEVICE AND FOR MANUFACTURERS OF THESE DRUGS, BIOLOGICS, AND DEVICES; TO PROTECT CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND ENTITIES FROM PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE OR OTHER SANCTIONS FOR RECOMMENDING AN INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT, OR DEVICE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. - ratified title
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12/10/15House Prefiled
12/10/15House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
01/12/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 99)
01/12/16House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 99)
02/02/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hill
02/25/16House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 4)
03/01/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King, Whipper
03/01/16House Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-2-16 (House Journal-page 12)
03/02/16House Debate adjourned until Thur., 3-3-16 (House Journal-page 30)
03/03/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bowers
03/03/16House Amended (House Journal-page 22)
03/03/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 22)
03/03/16House Roll call Yeas-71 Nays-25 (House Journal-page 23)
03/08/16House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 14)
03/09/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
03/09/16Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 5)
05/19/16Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 7)
05/24/16 Scrivener's error corrected
05/26/16Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 33)
05/26/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 33)
05/26/16Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 33)
05/31/16Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 26)
06/01/16House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 94)
06/01/16House Roll call Yeas-78 Nays-17 (House Journal-page 95)
06/02/16 Ratified R 263
06/03/16 Signed By Governor
06/09/16 Effective date 06/03/16
06/09/16 Act No. 230



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