Issue #4: Telehealth Policy


Priority: Maintain telehealth flexibilities post pandemic, particularly those flexibilities that increase access to care for children with medical or developmental complexity. Background: The South Carolina Children’s Hospital Collaborative (SCCHC) is a collaborative partner with the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA), a statewide collaboration of health systems, providers, state agencies, and other shared-mission support organizations that […] Read More

Issue #1: Investing in South Carolina’s Children’s Hospitals


Priority:  Invest in the state’s children’s hospitals to ensure that South Carolina’s most precious resource, our children, can continue to receive state-of-the-art health care in our state.  Obtain state funding to address children’s hospital technology and infrastructure needs. Background: Approximately 60% of the children cared for by SC’s children’s hospitals are funded through Medicaid, a health […] Read More

Pediatric Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Orders


Priority: Pass legislation allowing emergency medical services technicians to honor pediatric do-not-resuscitate orders for children with a terminal illness. Background: Children with terminal illness routinely have do-not-resuscitate orders, commonly referred to as “DNR” orders.  These orders are written at the request of the child’s parents or legal guardians after extensive consultation with the child’s physician.  […] Read More

Defining Child Torture


Priority: Pass legislation to define child torture as a form of child abuse, distinguishing it from other forms of child abuse. Background: Child torture is the most severe form of child abuse.  The majority of children who are tortured end up dying. Research has shown that individuals who torture children have very poor rehabilitation prospects […] Read More

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