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SC Health Care Facility Inspections Reports

DHEC makes health care facility, activity, and professional inspection reports available to you to help you evaluate the quality of care. You can search our facility/activity/professional inspection database to learn about inspections and/or investigations of licensed healthcare providers as well as any violation of regulation standards and/or state statutes discovered during a DHEC inspection.

Generally, these reports are available 30 days after an inspection. Reports for inspections performed during the last 3 years are available. Reports prior to those dates and other public records may be requested by mail, phone, fax, or email by contacting DHEC's Freedom of Information office.

These public record investigation reports are for all health care providers licensed or permitted by DHEC, including:

  • Abortion Clinics
  • Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Body Piercing Facility (Permitted, not licensed)
  • Birthing Centers
  • Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCF),
  • Day Care Facilities for Adults
  • Freestanding or Mobile Technology
  • Hearing Aid Specialists and Temporary Permit Holders
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospice Agencies
  • Hospice Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Facilities that Treat Individuals for Psychoactive Substance Abuse or Dependence
  • Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disability (ICFMR)
  • Midwives and Midwife apprentices
  • Nursing Homes
  • Perinatal Oversight of Hospitals
  • Renal Dialysis Facilities
  • Residential Treatment Facilities for Children and Adolescents
  • Tattoo facilities

The information available on this site should be interpreted carefully and used in conjunction with other sources of information.

Learn more about how DHEC inspects health care facilities.

Federal Certification Information – Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Database contains information on every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Generally, Bureau of Certification reports are available 60 days after the inspection.

Visit the Nursing Home Compare website.

In addition to Nursing Home Compare, you may find it helpful to visit the following websites – also provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:

Health Care Investigations Search Tool Disclaimer

This website does not reflect recommendations of any specific provider by DHEC. It is simply a tool that you can use to view inspection/investigation reports and it may help you make an informed healthcare facility/activity/professional selection. Information available on this site should be interpreted carefully and used in conjunction with other sources of information. We hope that this information assists the public in making informed choices when considering healthcare facilities/activities/professionals for placement. Because DHEC shows information from a limited time period and is updated only once each week, it may not include some important events that are either older or more recent. All information on this website is provided as a service to the public, consumers, healthcare professionals and other interested parties and every effort is made to include accurate and timely reporting information. However, not all information may be complete and up-to-date due to the time required to:

  1. Process new provider openings, renewal applications, and license changes;
  2. Document findings of surveys and investigations; and
  3. Process facility, activity, and professional requests for informal dispute resolutions and appeals.

While every effort was made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the facility/activity/professional inspection information available on the Health Regulation website, the information provided is not official. Neither the State of South Carolina, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of South Carolina warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published in this website, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services described in or linked from this website, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any reliance on the information provided by this website is at the user's own risk.

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Melinda Bradshaw Phone: (803) 898-0163  Fax: (803) 898-0501

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