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Two S.C. Health Laws Give Patients More Control Over Treatment

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  • August 06, 2019

Amy Flanary-Smith wrote a guest column in Law360 on two significant changes South Carolina recently made to its health care laws, which will benefit providers and patients. 

"The changes also move South Carolina in line with the majority of states when it comes to the growing trend of patient empowerment," Amy wrote. "Amendments to the Adult Health Care Consent Act, and the addition of a Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment program, provide South Carolinians greater ability to control their health care decisions when they lack capacity to make those decisions for themselves. These statutes add tools to allow patients more ways to make their wishes known and to have those wishes implemented by the people who know them best."

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