ItemJoint advisory opinion of the South Carolina State Boards of Dentistry, Medical Examiners, Pharmacy and Nursing regarding retail IV therapy businesses(2023-08-11) South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation; South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners; South Carolina State Board of Dentistry; South Carolina Board of Nursing; South Carolina Board of PharmacyThe retail IV therapy business model is growing in South Carolina and across the country. Currently, there are no set rules or guidelines that specifically guide their operation, which often touches on areas of medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Because of the concern over the proliferation of IV therapy businesses, the lack of any industry-specific guidelines or laws regarding the operation of these businesses, and the potential harm to the residents of South Carolina, the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy, and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (collectively the “Boards”) put forth this advisory opinion. ItemSouth Carolina Board of Medical Examiners' statement on CME hours on controlled substances(2023-05-03) South Carolina State Board of Medical ExaminersSouth Carolina Code regarding continuing education required for renewal, states that at least two hours of the forty-hour requirement should be related to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances. In an effort to make more meaningful the continuing education of controlled substances of those practitioners who do not prescribe controlled substances, the Board will accept accredited education and training on controlled substances, their use, either generally or specialty specific, their abuse, diversion, and addictive properties and the treatment of same, to satisfy and fulfill the mandatory controlled substances CME requirement. Practitioners who prescribe controlled substances must still continue to take continuing education related to prescribing and monitoring controlled substances. ItemSouth Carolina Board of Medical Examiners' 2023 pain management guideline(2023-02-10) South Carolina State Board of Medical ExaminersThis clinical practice guideline is a clinical tool to improve communication between clinicians and patients and empower them to make informed, person-centered decisions related to pain care together; it is intended to be flexible to enable person-centered decision-making, taking into account a patient’s expected health outcomes and well-being. ItemJoint advisory opinion of the South Carolina State Boards of Dentistry, Medical Examiners and Nursing regarding the administration of neuromodulators, including botox(2022-12-16) South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners; South Carolina State Board of Dentistry; South Carolina Board of NursingThis Joint Advisory Opinion is intended to provide guidance to licensees performing injections of neuromodulators, including Botox, for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic purposes, which include, but are not limited to, problems with the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ), overactive bladders, cervical dystonia, chronic migraines, muscle spasms and hyperhidrosis. ItemSouth Carolina Board of Medical Examiners advisory opinion on corporate practice of medicine(2022-11-21) South Carolina State Board of Medical ExaminersThe South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (“Board”) Board does not license or regulate corporations. However, the Board has well-established expectations concerning the economic relationships within which its licensees may practice. The physician’s professional judgment must be independently exercised, regardless of the economic relationship or business form involved. Licensees are subject to all provisions of the Medical Practice Act regardless of the economic relationship or corporate form in which they practice. Licensees may not employ or permit unlicensed persons to practice medicine.