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DHEC holding hearings statewide on SC Health Plan

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FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is holding four public hearings this week on the proposed South Carolina Health Plan.

The hearings are being held in DHEC's regional offices with the first in Florence on Tuesday. Hearings will be held Wednesday in Charleston, on Thursday in Greenville and on Friday in Columbia. The hearings start at 10 a.m. each day.

State law requires DHEC each year to prepare a health plan that includes an inventory of existing health care facilities, beds, services and equipment.

The plan also has projections of what will be needed in communities across the state in the future. The plan is a roadmap to help determine which health services will receive certificates of need from the state.

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