S.C. Code Regs. 61-102.L - Prerequisites for Initial Licensure

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

Prior to admission of patients to, and issuance of a license for new facilities or additional stations, the following actions must be accomplished and documentation furnished at the final inspection:

(1) Plans and construction must be approved by the Division of Health Facilities Construction, DHEC.
(2) The facility shall submit a completed Application for License on forms which shall be furnished by the Division of Health Licensing. The following documents shall be submitted with the application:
(a) Final construction approval of both water and wastewater systems by the appropriate District Environmental Quality Control Office of DHEC. (Includes satisfactory laboratory reports of water samples taken by the local office of Environmental Quality Control.)
(b) Approval from appropriate building official stating that all applicable local codes and ordinances have been complied with.
(1) If the facility is located within town or city limits, approval by the local fire chief stating that all applicable requirements have been met, or
(2) If the facility is located outside town or city limits, a written agreement with the nearest fire department that will provide protection and respond in case of fire at the facility.
(c) Certification and laboratory test reports, provided by the manufacturer or supplier, that all carpeting purchased by the facility has been tested under
(1) ASTM E-84 and has a flame spread rating of not more than 75, or
(2) ASTM E-648 or NFPA No. 253 with a rating of not less than .45 watts/sq. cm.
(d) Certification by the contractor that only the carpeting described in (c) above was installed in the facility.
(e) Certification by the manufacturer or supplier that all drapes and cubicle curtains purchased by the facility are flame or fire resistant or retardant.
(f) Certification by the owner or contractor that only materials described in (e) above were installed.
(g) Certification by the manufacturer or supplier that all wall covering materials purchased by the facility are fire or flame resistant or retardant.
(h) Certification by the contractor that only the materials described in (g) above were installed.
(i) Certification by the engineer that all fire alarm and smoke detection systems have been installed according to plans and specifications, have been tested and operate satisfactorily.
(j) Certification by the contractor that the automatic sprinkler system has been completed and tested in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and NFPA No. 13. Include a copy of the approval letter of the sprinkler shop drawings.
(k) Certification that all medical gas systems have been properly installed and tested.
(l) For corporation-owned facilities, a list of all officers and their corporate titles.
(3) Resumes for the persons in charge of the day to day operation of the facility and midwifery services.
(4) Required personnel must be employed, available, trained and capable of performing their duties.
(5) The Division of Health Licensing shall inspect the facility and require compliance with these regulations.
(6) The facility must pay the required licensing fee.

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

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