S.C. Code Regs. 61-97.200.202 - Inspections and Investigations

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

A. A Facility shall undergo Inspection by the Department prior to initial licensing and is subject to subsequent Inspections as deemed appropriate by the Department. (I)
B. The Facility shall allow all individuals authorized by South Carolina law to enter the Facility for the purpose of Inspection and/or Investigation and granted access to all properties and areas, objects, requested records, and documentation at the time of the Inspection or Investigation. The Department shall have the authority to require the Facility to make photocopies of those documents required in the course of Inspections or Investigations. Photocopies shall be used only for purposes of enforcement of regulations and confidentiality shall be maintained except to verify the identity of individuals in enforcement action proceedings. The physical areas of Inspections and Investigations shall be determined by the Department based on the potential impact or effect upon Patients. (I)
C. When there is noncompliance with the licensing standards, the Facility shall submit an acceptable plan of correction in a format determined by the Department. The plan of correction shall be signed by the Administrator and returned by the date specified on the report of Inspection or Investigation. The plan of correction shall describe: (II)
1. The actions taken to correct each cited deficiency;
2. The actions taken to prevent recurrences (actual and similar); and
3. The actual or expected completion dates of those actions.
D. The Facility shall make available to the public copies of reports of Inspections or Investigations conducted by the Department, including the Facility response, upon written request with redactions of names of individuals in the report as provided by S.C. Code Sections 44-7-310 and 44-7-315.
E. The Facility shall pay a fee of three hundred fifty dollars ($350.00) plus twelve dollars ($12.00) per licensed Station for initial and routine Inspections. The fee for Station increase Inspections and follow-up inspections is two hundred dollars ($200.00) plus twelve dollars ($12.00) per licensed Station.
F. The Licensee shall pay the following inspection fees during the construction phase of the project. The plan inspection fee is based on the total estimated cost of the project whether new construction, an addition, or a renovation. The fees are detailed in the table below.

Construction Inspection Fees

Plan Inspection

Total Project Cost




$10,001 - $100,000


$100,001 - $500,000


> $500,000

$2,500 plus $100 for each additional $100,000 in project cost

Site Inspection

50% Inspection


80% Inspection


100% Inspection



S.C. Code Regs. 61-97.200.202
Added by State Register Volume 44, Issue No. 06, eff. 6/26/2020.

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