“Samuel’s Law” amendment

samuel.cutliff.2/ SECTION 1. This subsection shall be known as “Samuel’s Law”.

SECTION 2.  Section 40-33-110 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection at the end to read:

“(   ) In a grossly negligent fashion, a person licensed under this chapter misreads the physician’s order and overmedicates or undermedicates a patient resulting in the death of the patient, the board shall revoke the person’s license to practice nursing in this State.  As used in this subsection, “grossly negligent” means an act or course of action, or inaction, which denotes a lack of reasonable care and a conscious disregard or indifference to the rights, safety, or welfare of others and which does or could result in death.”

SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend title to conform.