Issue #1: Investing in South Carolina’s Children’s Hospitals

Priority:  Invest in the state’s children’s hospitals to ensure that South Carolina’s most precious resource, our children, can continue to receive state-of-the-art health care in our state.   Obtain state funding for FY 2020-2021 to address children’s hospital technology and infrastructure needs. Background: Over 60% of the children cared for by SC’s children’s hospitals are […] Read More

Pediatric Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Orders

Priority: Pass legislation allowing emergency medical services technicians to honor pediatric do-not-resuscitate orders for children with a terminal illness. Background: Children with terminal illness routinely have do-not-resuscitate orders, commonly referred to as “DNR” orders.  These orders are written at the request of the child’s parents or legal guardians after extensive consultation with the child’s physician.  […] Read More

Defining Child Torture

Priority: Pass legislation to define child torture as a form of child abuse, distinguishing it from other forms of child abuse. Background: Child torture is the most severe form of child abuse.  The majority of children who are tortured end up dying. Research has shown that individuals who torture children have very poor rehabilitation prospects […] Read More

Seizure Rescue Medicine in Schools

Priority: Pass legislation to allow school nurses and trained school personnel to administer intranasal seizure rescue medicine as prescribed by the child’s licensed healthcare provider in the school setting. Background: Children with epilepsy can experience break-through seizures at any time, and families are routinely prescribed rescue medicines to use in the home should this occur. […] Read More