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S.C. Code Ann. § 40-47-110 - Misconduct constituting grounds for disciplinary action; temporary suspensions; review of final actions; conduct subverting security or integrity of medical licensing examination process

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These requirements apply to all health care professionals regulated by the State of South Carolina. 

The State Board of Medical Examiners for South Carolina may cancel, fine, suspend, revoke, issue a public reprimand or a private reprimand, or restrict, any person's authorization to practice upon finding that such person has engaged in misconduct that constitutes one or more grounds for disciplinary action, which includes:

  • Failure to prepare or maintain an adequate patient record of care provided; 
  • Engaging in disruptive behavior and/or interaction with physicians, hospital personnel, patients, family members, or others that interferes with patient care or could reasonably be expected to adversely impact the quality of care rendered to a patient;
  • Failure to provide pertinent and necessary medical records to another physician or patient in a timely fashion when lawfully requested to do so by a patient or by a lawfully designated representative of a patient; and
  • Improperly managing medical records, including failure to maintain timely, legible, accurate, and complete medical records.


Current as of June 2015