Amend the code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding section 38-71-295 so as to prohibit preexisting condition exclusions in individual, group, and small employer health benefit plans; to amend section 38-71-143, relating to health plan coverage for children placed for adoption, so as to make conforming changes; to amend section 38-71-340, relating to required provisions in insurance policies, so as to make conforming changes; to amend section 38-71-530, relating to specific standards required for the sale of insurance policies, so as to make conforming changes; to amend section 38-71-650, relating to the [...]
Amend section 40-63-20, code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to definitions concerning the regulation of social workers, so as to define the term "Telehealth"; to amend section 40-63-290, relating to certain categories of persons exempt from regulation as social workers, so as to similarly exempt certain independent social workers licensed in this state or another state when providing services using Telehealth to patients located in this state; to amend section 40-75-20, as amended, relating to definitions concerning the regulation of professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and licensed psycho-educational specialists, so as [...]
Amend section 44-7-170, code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to certificate of need exemptions, so as make certificate of need requirements inapplicable to home health agencies; to amend section 44-69-30, relating to the licensing of home health agencies, so as to make conforming changes; and to repeal section 44-69-75 relating to certificate of need requirements for home health agencies.
Amend the code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding section 38-71-292 and section 38-71-820 so as to define terms and require insurers to include cost-sharing amounts paid when calculating an enrollee's contribution; by adding section 38-71-2270 so as to require pharmacy benefits managers to include cost-sharing amounts paid when calculating an enrollee's contribution; and to amend section 38-71-2200, as amended, relating to definitions, so as to define terms.
Newly available on the Source: our health policy research team compiled a user-friendly, downloadable Excel spreadsheet of all provider merger review authority for all 50 states, now on the Market Consolidation interactive key issue page. The detailed chart provides clickable citations of all statutes, regulations, and state authority for mergers, acquisitions, conversions, or changes in ownership of healthcare providers. The comprehensive spreadsheet allows side-by-side comparisons of the level of legal authority for each state to receive notice of impending transactions, review those transactions, and approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove them. It is conveniently organized [...]
Amend the code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding section 38-71-48 so as to enact the "Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Act," to provide definitions, to require group health insurance and group health benefit plans to cover hearing aids and replacement hearing aids for an insured with impaired hearing who is eighteen years of age or younger, to provide for the scope of coverage, and for other purposes.