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Health Regulation Sanctions - January 1, 2011, through January 31, 2011

Summary Sheet
Board of Health and Environmental Control
March 10, 2011

(   ) ACTION/DECISION
( X ) INFORMATION

I. TITLE: Administrative Orders, Consent Orders, and Sanction Letters issued by HEALTH REGULATION (HR).

II. SUBJECT: Sanctions completed during the period January 1, 2011, through January 31, 2011.

III. FACT: For the period January 1, 2011 through January 31, 2011, Health Regulation issued four (4) Consent Orders with total penalties of $5,300.

Program
Consent Orders
Amount
EMS
3
$2,300.00
CON
1
$3,000.00

IV. ANALYSIS:

  1. Northern Anderson County EMS, 10703 Anderson Rd., Easley, SC 29642. Under a Consent Order executed January 27, 2011, the company paid a monetary penalty of $1,000. The company was found to have violated Regulation 61-7, Emergency Medical Services, for allowing uncertified personnel to perform patient care.

    Previous Sanctions: In August 2010, Northern Anderson County EMS was ordered to pay the Department a civil penalty of $3,000 for utilizing an un-permitted ambulance in August of 2010.

  2. Carolina Ambulance Service, 40 C Trotter Rd., Suite A, West Columbia, SC 29169. Under a Consent Order executed January 27, 2011, a monetary penalty of $1,000 was paid by the company. The company was found to have violated Regulation 61-7, Emergency Medical Services, for allowing uncertified personnel to perform patient care.

    Previous Sanctions: None
  3. Tammy Watson, 4227 Fish Hatchery Rd., Gaston, SC 29053. Under a Consent Order executed January 27, 2011, a monetary penalty of $300 was paid by Tammy Watson. Ms. Watson was found to have violated Regulation 61-7, Emergency Medical Services, for providing patient care that is within the scope of an emergency medical technician without obtaining proper certification from the department.

    Previous Sanctions: None
  4. Trident Medical Center, 9330 Medical Plaza Drive, Charleston, SC 29406. Under a Consent Order executed December 1, 2010, a monetary penalty of $3,000 was paid by the facility. The facility was found to have violated Regulation 61-15, Certification of Need for Health Facilities and Services, for failure to submit monthly progress reports.

    Previous Sanctions: None

Approved By:
Pamela M. Dukes, Deputy Commissioner, Health Regulation