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South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners

Final Orders

Policies for Physicians

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The Board of Medical Examiners has adopted the following opinions, policies, and procedures after presentation and hearing during its regularly scheduled public meetings:

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Academic License, Issuance of  
Acupuncture by State Licensed Physicians  
Automatic External Defibrillators  
Chemical Dependency  
Closing a Medical Practice in South Carolina (pdf)  
Conflicts of Interest  
Continuing Medical Education Audit Procedures and Penalties for Non-Compliance  
Continuing Medical Education for Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances  
Definition of Unrestricted Licensure   
Disaster Preparedness Plan  
Disclosure of Confidential Patient Information  
Dual Degree Applicants  
Emergency Care and On-Call Physicians (pdf)  
Emergency Licensure Joint Advisory Opinion of BME and BON (pdf)  
Establishment of Physician-Patient Relationship as Prerequisite to Prescribing Drugs Updated!  
Expert or Character Witness, Former Board member  
FDA Approves Buprenorphine for Office-based Opioid Addiction Treatment  
Flu Shot Policy  
HIV, HBV Policy - Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B Virus to Patients During Exposure-Prone Invasive Procedures  
Investigative Review Committee (IRC)  
Joint Advisory Opinion regarding over the counter medication in schools  
Lasers and Other Devices  
Liposuction Procedures, Parameters for Office-Based  
Micro Pigmentation  
Military Deployment  
Military Limited License, Abrogation of  
Missed Drug Screens  
Monitoring Conditions Termination  
Naloxone Protocol  
Obesity, Treatment of  
Ophthalmic Surgery, Co-Management of  
Out-of-State Physicians' Orders  
Out-of-State Physicians Teaching and Learning in South Carolina  
Joint Revised Pain Management Guidelines, August 2017  
Physical Exams by Physicians  
Prescribing for Family Members  
Prescribing Considerations for Hospice Care Providers Advisory Opinion
Primary Diagnosis by Out-of-State Physicians  
Probation Termination, Requests for  
Protocol for Administration of Influenza Vaccine by Pharmacists  
Psychotrophic Drugs, Private Agreement for Licensees Being Prescribed  
Re-Hearing of the Board's Final Decisions (pdf)  
Reinstatement Following Temporary Suspensions for Failure to Submit to Drug/Alcohol Screens, Procedure for  
Requests to Terminate or Amend Agreements or Orders  
Retired Physicians  
Sale of Health Related Products in Physicians' Offices  
Sale of Non-Health Related Products in Physicians' Offices  
Sexual Boundary Issues  
Submission of Documentation to be Considered at Board Meetings  
Telemedicine Advisory Opinon Updated!  
Termination of Physician-Patient Relationship - Revised  
Transfer of Patient Records to Corporations with Prior Approval, Procedure for Handling Requests for  
Transfer of Patient Records, Procedure for Handling First-Time Requests for  
Verifying Specialty Related CME (pdf)  

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