Announcement regarding Regulations Executive Order



On January 12, 2013, Governor Nikki Haley filed an Executive Order to establish a Regulatory Review Task Force to evaluate South Carolina's current regulatory burdens on businesses and to propose recommendations to relieve those burdens.  As part of this review, the Task Force will evaluate reports submitted by agencies that identify current and proposed statutes, rules, regulations and policies that are a burden on South Carolina's economy.  All Cabinet agencies must submit a written report to the Task Force by May 15, 2013.

SCDHHS Director Tony Keck invites the public, including businesses, employees, professional associations, consumers and any other affected person or entity to comment on SCDHHS' current or proposed regulations or any other current or proposed South Carolina statute, rule, regulation or policy promulgated or implemented by SCDHHS that may unduly burden businesses or employers.

To ensure all comments are taken into consideration, please:

1.   Provide your name (company's name) and your contact information.

2.   If known, specify and cite the statute, rule, regulation or policy to which each comment applies.

3.   If the comment applies to a proposed statute, rule, regulation or policy, provide a copy of or reference to the proposal.

4.   Specifically state how the statute, rule, regulation or policy unduly burdens you or your business.

5.    If possible, provide alternative approaches or language you believe will reduce the burden of the provision on you or your business while still meeting the intent or goal of the statute, rule, regulation or policy.

6.   Submit your written comments by 5 p.m. on April 12, 2013, to SCDHHS Office of Communications, 1801 Main Street Columbia, South Carolina, 29201 or by electronic mail to


NOTE: SCDHHS will not consider comments on emergency regulations or regulations promulgated to comply with federal law as part of this review.

In addition to receiving written comments, SCDHHS will host three (3) public hearings to receive oral comments for consideration in preparing SCDHHS' report.  The meetings will be held in North Charleston, Spartanburg and Florence as indicated below.  Please register at to attend any of these meetings.

April 9, 2013: 10:00 - 12:00
North Charleston City Council Chambers
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, South Carolina 29406

April 10, 2013: 10:00 - 12:00
CC Woodson Recreation Center
210 Bomar Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29306

April 11, 2013: 10:00 - 12:00
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Fred C. Fore Auditorium
2715 West Lucas Street
Florence, SC 19501

SCDHHS will not respond directly to comments received; however, all comments will be considered when making recommendations to the Task Force.  SCDHHS reserves the right to publish comments.

Please direct any questions concerning this request to the SCDHHS Office of Communications at 803-898-1062 or via electronic mail to

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