South Carolina chips away at nanny-state healthcare
South Carolina healthcare providers no longer have to seek permission from the state government to offer new services, expand facilities, or invest in technology.
On May 17, Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) signed a repeal of the state’s certificate of need rules. A staple of healthcare regimes in many states, certificate of need laws require a hospital to get government permission before adding beds or a new wing, expanding their offices to include OBGYN services, or procuring ultrasound transducers, among others.
Certificate of need regulations were put in place by the federal government in the 1970s....