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H*4776 (Rat #0269) General Bill, By Willis, McCravy, Thayer, Bailey, Wooten, B. Cox, McGarry, Magnuson, Pope, Taylor, G.R. Smith, Gilliam, Jones, M.M. Smith, Trantham, Erickson, Huggins, Long, Hiott, Burns, May, Haddon, Oremus, Bennett, Daning, T. Moore, Chumley, Nutt, Hyde, Dabney, McCabe, Bryant, Forrest, Hixon, J.E. Johnson, Lucas, Morgan and D.C. Moss
Similar (S 0811, S 1130, H 3518)
Summary: Medical Ethics and Diversity Act
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "MEDICAL ETHICS AND DIVERSITY ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 139 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO SET FORTH FINDINGS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY; TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; TO AUTHORIZE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS, AND HEALTH CARE PAYERS NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH CARE SERVICES THAT VIOLATE THE PRACTITIONER'S OR ENTITY'S CONSCIENCE AND TO PROTECT THESE INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES FROM CIVIL, CRIMINAL, OR ADMINISTRATIVE LIABILITY AND FROM DISCRIMINATION FOR EXERCISING THEIR PERSONAL RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE, WITH EXCEPTIONS; TO ALLOW MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE STATE HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR AN ALLEGED VIOLATION OF THE CHAPTER; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-41-55, RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF CERTAIN MEDICAL PROVIDERS NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN ABORTION PROCEDURES, SO AS ALSO TO APPLY TO MEDICAL STUDENTS. - ratified title
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01/12/22House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 35)
01/12/22House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 35)
03/09/22House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 36)
03/10/22House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Willis and Elliott (House Journal-page 72)
03/29/22House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Willis, Trantham, Hiott, Carter, May, McGarry, SV Moss, McCabe, Callhoon, Weeks, Wetmore, Nutt, Magnuson, McCravy, Kirby, Burns, Hart, King, S Williams, Hill, Wheeler, McKnight (House Journal-page 48)
03/30/22House Amended (House Journal-page 50)
03/30/22House Read second time (House Journal-page 50)
03/30/22House Roll call Yeas-71 Nays-32 (House Journal-page 61)
03/31/22House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 20)
03/31/22House Roll call Yeas-81 Nays-26 (House Journal-page 20)
03/31/22Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
03/31/22Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 6)
03/31/22 Scrivener's error corrected
05/04/22Senate Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 55)
05/04/22Senate Special order, set for May 4, 2022 (Senate Journal-page 56)
05/04/22Senate Roll call Ayes-29 Nays-14 (Senate Journal-page 56)
05/05/22Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 40)
05/10/22Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 28)
05/10/22Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 28)
05/10/22Senate Roll call Ayes-28 Nays-15 (Senate Journal-page 28)
05/11/22Senate Read third time (Senate Journal-page 188)
05/12/22House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment (House Journal-page 94)
05/12/22House Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-109 (House Journal-page 106)
05/12/22Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Kimbrell, Grooms, Hutto (Senate Journal-page 112)
05/12/22House Conference committee appointed McCravey, Willis, Hayes (House Journal-page 133)
06/15/22Senate Conference report received and adopted (Senate Journal-page 178)
06/15/22Senate Roll call Ayes-23 Nays-13 (Senate Journal-page 178)
06/15/22House Conference report received and adopted (House Journal-page 79)
06/15/22House Roll call Yeas-76 Nays-31 (House Journal-page 88)
06/15/22House Ordered enrolled for ratification (House Journal-page 236)
06/16/22 Ratified R 269
06/17/22 Signed By Governor



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