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Apr 24, 2015

DHEC board could pick its next choice to lead the agency

COLUMBIA (AP) — The governing board of South Carolina’s public health and environmental agency could pick its next choice for director. Friday’s meeting of the Department of Health and Environmental Control board comes two months after Gov. Nikki Haley’s pick and longtime friend Eleanor Kitzman withdrew amid tough questioning from senators. The Senate must confirm […]

May 21, 2014

Cryptic Supreme Court order ends York County’s landfill fight

York County fought the state and the state won.

Apr 18, 2014

Constitutional – Separation of Powers – Appropriations Act – Line Item Veto – Administrative – CON Act – Funding Cut

  Amisub of South Carolina, Inc. v. South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-042-14, 20 pp.) (Jean Hoefer Toal, Ch.J.) (Costa Pleicones, J., dissenting) S.C. S. Ct. Holding: The governor’s veto of a line item in an appropriations act does not repeal a separate, already existing statute. Respondent (DHEC) is […]

Aug 16, 2013

Help Wanted: Legal experience not necessarily a virtue

The tumultuous tales of two lawyers selected to fill high-level public positions in the Carolinas show that legal chops may not count for much when an attorney is named as executive in charge of a sprawling state agency. Catherine Templeton, the new chief of the S.C. Health & Environmental Control Department and former head of the state’s labor agency, is already embroiled in controversy and cos[...]

Jul 3, 2013

DHEC worker accused of profiting from TB outbreak

A former South Carolina health department nurse has accused another health worker of trying to profit from an outbreak of tuberculosis at a Greenwood County school, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Jul 1, 2013

DHEC asks court to rule on suspension of program

South Carolina health officials on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to decide if the agency can suspend a program that regulates whether new medical facilities can be built, hospitals can expand and doctors can buy expensive equipment.

Mar 4, 2013

Environmental – Administrative – Coastal Zone – Real Property – Erosion Control

Kiawah Development Partners, II v. South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control In the context of the Coastal Zone Management Act and related regulations, “area” refers to the “critical area” that is the subject of the legislation.

Dec 12, 2012

DHEC website access blocked to beef up security

A state agency continues to block public access to notices on its website as it works to improve its computer security.

Nov 5, 2012

Environmental – Administrative Authority – Savannah River Project – DHEC Negotiation

Savannah Riverkeeper v. South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control The plain language of S.C. Code Ann. § 54-6-10 gives the Savannah River Maritime Commission the responsibility and exclusive authority to represent South Carolina in all matters pertaining or collaterally related to dredging in the Savannah River for purposes of navigation by ocean-going container or comm[...]

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