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Court: State Health Department must run medical facility building program despite funding veto

...though its funding was vetoed by the governor, the state's highest court ruled Monday.The ruling means that the Department of Health and Environmental Control will have to find another way to pay for the Certificate of Need program, which state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-14/court-state-health-department
Across South Carolina

...officials are seeking the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina.The Department of Health and Environmental Control says people can give the agency dead birds such as blue jays, crows and finches for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-14/across-south-carolina
Public input sought on Allendale landfill

...water contamination poses a threat to the public water supply well near the site.In a public notice, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control invited local residents, officials and others with an interest in the federal Superfund...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-03/public-input-sought-allendal
Making way for the new Edsel

...was 227.After spending the past few years in critical condition, it died peacefully March 25 when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unilaterally granted an extension to the Obamacare enrollment "deadline" from March 31 to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-28/making-way-new-edsel
Hospital lawyers: Haley's veto of Certificate of Need funding didn't nix law requiring process

...hospitals argued Thursday.During a hearing before the state Supreme Court, attorney Mitch Brown said that the Department of Health and Environmental Control should find other ways to fund the Certificate of Need program. That could mean charging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-06/hospital-lawyers-haleys-veto-certif
SC bill proposes medical use of marijuana oils to aid epilepsy patients

...Rutherford, D-Columbia. It would allow residents with a debilitating medical condition to register with the Department of Health and Environmental Control to legally use marijuana.But that legislation is unlikely to go anywhere. South Carolina's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-06/sc-bill-proposes-medical-use-mariju
Agency wants information on SRS plutonium intended for MOX

...materials at Savannah River Site that were destined for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility.South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton wrote a letter to U.S. Energy Department site manager...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/agency-wants-information-srs-
SC bill that could close abortion clinics advances

...number of abortions performed in South Carolina has ranged between 6,080 and 7,545 yearly, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control."I'll do anything I can do to further restrict the culture of death," said Bright...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-13/sc-bill-could-close-abortion-
SC orders stricter PCB testing

...avoid possible contamination by a toxic industrial chemical.The State newspaper reported that the board at the Department of Health and Environmental Control on Thursday ordered more testing at wastewater treatment plants to look for PCBs.Officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-14/sc-orders-stricter-pcb-t
2-year extension offered for canceled health plans

...pages of provisions affecting insurers, employers and consumers were issued by the Treasury Department and the Department of Health and Human Services.The cancellation last fall of at least 4.7 million individual policies was one of the most...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-03-05/2-year-extension-offered-can