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Public Notice of Final Action for Preventive Services

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding preventive services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Effective on or after Oct. 1, 2023, SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina Title XIX State Plan to update preventive screening and immunization services to align with the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) grade A and B recommendations and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. Additionally, SCDHHS will include the current reimbursement methodology for diagnostic, screening and vaccines under the Preventive Services section of the State Plan.

These changes are being made to comply with requirements to amend the preventative services benefit to add adult vaccination attestations. Based on the actions above, SCDHHS projects a budget impact of approximately $77,000 (total dollars) per year.

Copies of this notice are available at each South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid County office and at for public review. Additional information regarding these actions is available upon request at the address cited below.

Any written comments submitted may be reviewed by the public at the SCDHHS, Bureau of Policy, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Robert M. Kerr


Notice of Non-Discrimination

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. SCDHHS does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

SCDHHS provides free aids and services to people with disabilities, such as qualified sign language interpreters and written information in other formats (large print, braille, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats). We provide free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as qualified interpreters and information written in other languages. If you need these services, please contact the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Civil Rights Official by mail at: PO Box 8206, Columbia, SC 29202-8206, by phone at: 1-888-549-0820 (TTY: 1-888-842-3620), or by email at:

If you believe SCDHHS has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with the Civil Rights Official using the contact information provided above. You can file a grievance in person, by mail, or via email. If you need help filing a grievance, we are available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, D.C. 20201 or by phone at: 800-368- 1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD). Complaint forms are available at

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