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Provider-Wide Exceptions & Position Statements

In the interest of establishing reasonable standards that can be met by providers and yet do not compromise the health and well-being of the patients, residents, and participants cared for in South Carolina licensed facilities, it has been determined that alternative standards will be considered as acceptable. A Provider-Wide Exception (PWE) is the tool that is used to achieve a working relationship between the facility and their regulators. This page also contains Position Statements that give guidance or interpretations of the regulation.

Note: Some Provider-Wide Exceptions pre-date the publishing dates of specific Regulation established by the State Register and may no longer be in effect. In these instances, if there is a conflict between a PWE that pre-dates the publishing date of the regulation, the standard in the regulation shall supercede the PWE.

Affects Multiple Regulations

Abortion Clinics (Regulation 61-12)

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (Regulation 61-91)

ICF / MR Facilities (Regulation 61-13)

Hospitals (Regulation 61-16)

Nursing Homes (Regulation 61-17)

Adult Day Care Facilities (Regulation 61-75)

Hospice (Regulation 61-78)

CRCF (Regulation 61-84)

PSAD (Regulation 61-93)

Renal Dialysis (Regulation 61-97)

Birthing Centers (Regulation 61-102)

Res. Treatment Facilities (Regulation 61-103)

Body Piercing (Regulation 61-109)

Tattoo Facilities (Regulation 61-111)

Midwives (Regulation 61-24)

Freestanding or Mobile Technology (Regulation 61-108)

Home Health Agencies (Regulation 61-77)

Provider-Wide Exceptions will be added to this site as they become approved. If you want to access a specific exception that is not currently available here, please e-mail Joe Randall with your request.


For additional information, contact: Division Director Gwendolyn Thompson - (803) 545-4370