Children’s Trust of South Carolina Legislative Agenda for 2015

2017-10-11T18:45:19-04:00January 27th, 2015|Categories: Legislative Updates|Tags: |

Tracking our legislative agenda For the bills and topics are are tracking on our legislative agenda, we have a summary that auto-updates as these topics move through the South Carolina House and Senate. Bookmark this page to keep track of their progress. Track specific legislation related to our legislative agenda

Legislation Prefiled to Address Child Welfare Concerns

2017-10-11T18:45:39-04:00December 19th, 2014|Categories: Legislative Updates|Tags: |

DSS Senate Oversight Committee Holds Last Hearing of Year The Department of Social Services Oversight Subcommittee recently heard testimony from several individuals. Dr. Olga Rosa, board certified child abuse pediatrician and DSS Acting Director, Amber Gilliam both testified. The committee heard about needs for centralized intake hotline for child abuse cases, increased collaboration with S.C. Children’s Advocacy Medical Response System and creation of local child fatality review committees. Video of the testimony is available. Prefiled legislation addresses some of the concerns raised during these hearings. S. 150 (Sen. Shealy, R-Lexington) restructures DSS through the creation of the Department of Family Protective Services S. 250 (Sen. Shealy, R-Lexington; Sen. Lourie, D-Richland; Sen. Young, R-Aiken) would allow medical records to be released without consent of parent(s) to the medical provider who is evaluating a child for suspected abuse and neglect. Obtaining written consent to release the child’s medical records can be very difficult — even [...]