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Important Message *
Regarding SC Bill Legislation S. 371 "Samuel's Law"
To my fellow nurses,
It was brought to our attention at our SCAPAN meeting that there is a bill being
presented this Wednesday, March 25, 2015. As Faye Baker, from Lexington
Medical Center stated, this bill is of great concern to ALL nurses in the state
of South Carolina.
Anderson, South Carolina. The bill he is proposing says he wants to " amend
section 40-33-110, code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to grounds
for disciplining nurses, so as to add the over medicating or under medicating
of a patient by a nurse who misreads a physician's order as a ground to revoke
the nurse's license.
He should have some insight as to how a proposal like this will effect the nursing
profession in our state. I hope you will take the time to read where this bill is being
generated from. You can read about the origin of this bill, about Senator Bryant
and read some of the responses some of our fellow nurses have made here.
You can also reach out to Governor Nikki Haley as well.
Thank you all in advance for expressing your concerns with the effect this bill
amendment will make in the future of our nursing practice.
The medical affairs subcommittee gave a favorable report Wednesday to a bill — dubbed “Samuel’s Law” — calling for nurses to lose their licenses for gross negligence that results in a patient’s death. Members of the subcommittee said some changes may be made in Sen. Kevin Bryant’s bill before it goes before the full Senate Medical Affairs Committee for consideration next month.
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The mission of the South Carolina Association of Perianesthesia Nurses
is to promote excellence in all aspects of Perianesthesia Nursing practice through education,
specialty certification, nursing research, support for specialty certification, and ASPAN Standards
in an environment that is respectful of others and adaptive to change.
Interested in membership with the South Carolina Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses?
You can become a member online at www.ASPAN.org. Click on the Members link and fill out
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