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Hospital Infections Disclosure Act (HIDA)

In May 2006, the South Carolina General Assembly passed the Hospital Infections Disclosure Act. Hospitals must report Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) from selected procedures to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

Compliance with the HIDA Reporting Requirements is a condition of licensure for hospitals that perform the reportable procedures.

Current HIDA Reporting Requirements:

 National Healthcare Safety Network Training Materials and Reporting Resources

Contact Information:
DHEC Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) Section Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology
2100 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

  • Nijika Shrivastwa,PhD, MPH, MHSA, Healthcare Associated Infections Program Coordinator (
  • Stanley Ostrawski, RN, MS, MT (ASCP), Infection Preventionist (