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 Hospital , stated, this bill is of great concern to ALL nurses in the state if South Carolina. The bill is S371. This bill is being presented by Senator Kevin Bryant from 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.
If you are not aware, Senator Bryant is a pharmacist by profession. 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.
Thank you all in advance for expressing your concerns with the effect this bill ammendment will make in the future of our nursing practice.
Rhonda H. Brugh RN, BSN, CAPA
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