S.C. Code Regs. 61-102.B - Licensing Procedures

(1) Application:
(a) Applicants for a license shall file applications under oath annually with the Department upon forms provided by the Department, and shall pay an annual license fee. The application shall set forth the following:
(1) Name, address, and telephone number of facility;
(2) Name and address of licensee;
(3) Names of all parties with at least five percent ownership;
(4) Name of governing authority;
(5) Name of chief executive officer;
(6) Numerical composition of nurse-midwives and support staff;
(7) Number of birthing rooms;
(8) Description of arrangements for emergency transportation of patients from the facility;
(9) Name of hospital(s) with which a transfer agreement has been made;
(10) Description of arrangements for obstetric and pediatric consultation and referral.
(b) The governing authority shall file application for a new facility or for the renewal of a license for an existing facility. Applications for a new facility or additional birthing rooms shall be submitted at least 30 days prior to opening.
(2) Requirements for Issuance of License:
(a) Upon receipt of an application for a license a representative of the Department shall make an inspection of that facility.
(b) When it is determined that the facility is in compliance with the requirements of these Standards, and a properly completed application and licensing fee have been received by the Department, a license shall be issued.
(c) No proposed facility shall be named nor may any existing facility have its name changed to the same or similar name as a facility licensed in the State. If it is part of a "chain operation" it shall then have the area in which it is located as part of its name.
(3) Termination of License: A license is not assignable or transferable and is subject to revocation at any time by the Department for failure to comply with laws and regulations of the State of South Carolina.


S.C. Code Regs. 61-102.B

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