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Sponsors: Senators Kimbrell and Garrett
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 811, 3518, 4776
Introduced in the Senate on March 8, 2022
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: Medical practitioners and health care payers
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/8/2022 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10) 3/8/2022 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 10) 3/10/2022 Senate Polled out of committee Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 8) 3/10/2022 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 8)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
March 10, 2022
S. Printed 3/10/22--S.
Read the first time March 8, 2022.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 1130) to amend Title 44 of the 1976 Code, relating to health, by adding Chapter 139 to provide that local laws and ordinances related to the regulation and enforcement of the right, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Bill out of committee without report.
TO AMEND TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO HEALTH, BY ADDING CHAPTER 139 TO PROVIDE THAT LOCAL LAWS AND ORDINANCES RELATED TO THE REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE RIGHT OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS, AND HEALTH CARE PAYERS TO EXERCISE THEIR CONSCIENCE, WHETHER SUCH CONSCIENCE IS INFORMED BY RELIGION, MORAL, ETHICAL, OR PHILOSOPHIC BELIEFS, ARE PREEMPTED AND SUPERSEDED BY LAWS ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY STATE AGENCIES PURSUANT TO THOSE LAWS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 44-139-10. It is the intent of the General Assembly to occupy the field of regulating the right of conscience for medical practitioners, health care institutions, and health care payers. All local laws and ordinances enacted by a political subdivision of this State related to the regulation and enforcement of the right of medical practitioners, health care institutions, and health care payers to exercise their conscience, whether such conscience is informed by religion, moral, ethical, or philosophic beliefs, are preempted and superseded by laws enacted by the General Assembly and regulations promulgated by state agencies pursuant to those laws."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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