South Carolina

https://sc.gov

 

South Carolina Department of Health Services: https://scdhec.gov

List of South Carolina Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/sc

 

How many hospitals are there in South Carolina? 

There are 108 hospitals in South Carolina. This includes 34 government hospitals and 43 private hospitals, with over 15,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in South Carolina?

The South Carolina Bureau of Health Facility Licensing regulates health facilities in South Carolina. It ensures high standards of inspections for multiple facilities including ambulatory surgical centers and adult day cares.

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in South Carolina? 

There are over 200 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in South Carolina for the 17 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

Who regulates Long-term Care (Nursing Homes) in South Carolina?

The South Carolina Bureau of Health Facility Licensing regulates nursing homes in South Carolina. It ensures high standards of inspections for multiple facilities including ambulatory surgical centers and adult day cares.

 

What is the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Responsible for?

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. Programs support adulthood and healthy aging, family planning and sexual health, and help to minimize disease and conditions.

 

What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in South Carolina? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and South Carolina law give rights to one’s medical record. The HIPAA Privacy Rule sets standards applying to health care providers across the US. Individuals  have the rights to see and get a copy of their medical records and have information added to their medical records to make it more accurate. They also have the rights to file a complaint with the state agency for any violations of the law. 

 

HealthCare Compliance Issues in South Carolina

Healthcare compliance issues in South Carolina include: Mandatory Reporting, Healthcare Liens, Out-of-Network Billing Laws, and Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Preventions.

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