SC high court hearing Certificate of Need case - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

SC high court hearing Certificate of Need case

Posted: Updated:

By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's highest court is gearing up for a debate over whether the state's health agency can end a program that regulates the building or expansion of medical facilities.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday on the Certificate of Need program. The Department of Health and Environment Control suspended the program last year after Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed the $1.7 million needed to run it.

State law still requires medical facilities to acquire a Certificate of Need from DHEC before building, expanding, offering a new service or buying medical equipment costing more than $600,000. Groups including the South Carolina Hospital Association say the program can't be suspended just because it's been unfunded.

Several dozen projects worth $100 million were being reviewed by DHEC when Haley vetoed funding.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos

Like Us On Facebook


Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.