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 South Carolina’s children’s hospitals to ensure that children can continue to receive state-of-the-art care in the state. Background:   Approximately 65% of children in South Carolina are covered by Medicaid, a publicly funded health insurance program.   Medicaid reimbursement does not cover the cost of care – let alone the costs […] 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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