South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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R243, H3826

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Sponsors: Reps. Huggins, Bedingfield, Fry, Henderson, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Allison, Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, Dillard, G.R. Smith, Robinson-Simpson, Long, Taylor, Hixon, Arrington, Bennett, W. Newton, Putnam and Cogswell
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Introduced in the House on February 22, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on March 21, 2018
Last Amended on April 25, 2018
Passed by the General Assembly on May 3, 2018
Governor's Action: May 17, 2018, Signed

Summary: Prescriptions

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   2/22/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 41)
   2/22/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 41)
   2/28/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Allison, 
                        Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott
    3/2/2017  House   Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 17)
    3/2/2017  House   Recommitted to Committee on Medical, Military, Public 
                        and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 17)
    3/7/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: B.Newton, 
                        Martin, Erickson, Dillard, G.R.Smith, 
                        Robinson-Simpson, Long, Taylor, Hixon, Arrington, 
                        Bennett, W.Newton
    3/8/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Putnam, Cogswell
    3/8/2018  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, 
                        Military, Public and Municipal Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 3)
   3/20/2018  House   Amended (House Journal-page 16)
   3/20/2018  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 16)
   3/20/2018  House   Roll call Yeas-102  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 18)
   3/21/2018  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 7)
   3/21/2018  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
   3/21/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs 
                        (Senate Journal-page 4)
   4/19/2018  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical 
                        Affairs (Senate Journal-page 6)
   4/25/2018  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 22)
   4/25/2018  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 22)
   4/25/2018  Senate  Roll call Ayes-43  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 22)
   4/26/2018  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 19)
    5/3/2018  House   Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled 
                        (House Journal-page 32)
    5/3/2018  House   Roll call Yeas-96  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 32)
   5/14/2018          Ratified R 243
   5/17/2018          Signed By Governor

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/22/2017
3/8/2018
3/20/2018
4/19/2018
4/25/2018

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R243, H3826)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-360, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS, SO AS TO REQUIRE WRITTEN PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TO BE WRITTEN ON TAMPER-RESISTANT PRESCRIPTION PADS, WITH EXCEPTIONS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Tamper-resistant prescription pads

SECTION    1.    Section 44-53-360 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection at the end to read:

"( )(1)    A written prescription for any Schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substance must be written on tamper-resistant prescription pads which contain one or more industry-recognized features designed to prevent all of the following:

(A)    unauthorized copying of a completed or blank prescription form;

(B)    erasure or modification of information written on the prescription by the prescriber; and

(C)    use of counterfeit prescription forms.

(2)    Prescription orders transmitted by facsimile, orally, or electronically are exempt from the tamper-resistant prescription pad requirements of this section.

(3)    The tamper-resistant prescription pad requirements do not apply to refill prescriptions of an original written prescription that was presented to a pharmacy before the effective date of this act.

(4)    The exceptions set forth in Section 1927 (k)(3) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 1396r-8(k)(3), concerning nursing facilities, hospitals, and other institutional and clinical settings, are exempt from the tamper-resistant prescription pad requirements of this section.

(5)    If a written prescription is not submitted on a tamper-resistant prescription form meeting the requirements of this section, a pharmacy may fill the prescription in full as written on an emergency basis as long as the pharmacy receives a verbal, facsimile, electronic, or compliant written prescription from the prescriber within seventy-two hours after the date on which the prescription was filled."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect sixty days after approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 14th day of May, 2018.

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President of the Senate

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2018.

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Governor

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