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South Carolina Telemedicine Act (H 5162)

This law was last updated on Jun 29, 2016

This law is Anti–Choice


South Carolina


H 5162


Failed to Pass


Mar 23, 2016


Co-sponsors: 9
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 10


Medication Abortion, Telemedicine Abortion Bans

Full Bill Text

H 5162 would authorize the practice of telemedicine and establish certain standards of care, training, and other requirements with which a physician must comply to practice telemedicine.

The bill prohibits a physician from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs via telemedicine.

An ‘abortion-inducing drug’ means a medicine, drug, or any other substance prescribed or dispensed with the intent of terminating the clinically diagnosable pregnancy of a woman, with knowledge that the termination will with reasonable likelihood cause the death of the ‘unborn child,’ including off-label use of drugs known to have abortion-inducing properties prescribed specifically with the intent of causing an abortion, such as misoprostol (Cytotec) and methotrexate.