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

A. A Physical Examination shall be completed for Patients within thirty (30) calendar days prior to admission and at least Annually thereafter. A Physical Examination included in a discharge summary from a healthcare facility licensed by the Department, completed within thirty (30) calendar days, is acceptable as the admission Physical Examination. The Facility's physician shall attest to the Physical Examination's accuracy by countersigning it.
B. Physical examinations by physicians licensed in states other than South Carolina are permitted for new admissions under the condition that residents obtain an attending physician licensed in South Carolina and undergo a second (2nd) physical examination by that physician within thirty (30) calendar days of admission to the facility.


Added by State Register Volume 44, Issue No. 06, eff. 6/26/2020.

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