South Carolina Senator Daniel B. "Danny" Verdin (R-09) introduced S.J.R. 1011, an amendment to the South Carolina constitution that would protect personal health information:
"The right of the people to be secure in their personal health information from invasions of privacy by health care providers, medical insurers, and governmental entities must not be violated. Personal health information must be considered the sole property of the individual and only must be used, shared, or stored by certain entities with the written consent of the individual. The General Assembly may enact enabling legislation authorizing the use, sharing, or storage of personal health information only after a majority of the qualified electors of this State have approved the use, sharing, or storage of personal health information in a referendum authorized by law."
Constitutional amendments are difficult to pass, so this is not effort is not likely to succeed.