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

...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 law requires medical facilities...

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

...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 testing.DHEC is accepting...

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

...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 site to participate in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-03/public-input-sought-allendal
Hospital lawyers: Haley's veto of Certificate of Need funding didn't nix law requiring process

...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 higher fees which...

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

...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 just not ready...

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

...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 David Moody and Doug Dearolph...

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

...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, R-Roebuck, who's...

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

...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 worry the chemicals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-14/sc-orders-stricter-pcb-t
Langley Pond safe for recreational use, agencies say

After more than two years of environmental testing and research, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Thursday that Langley Pond is safe for swimming and boating."DHEC, EPA and the county have all agreed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-27/langley-pond-safe-recreationa
S.C. officials to discuss Langley Pond

...scheduled to meet to discuss sampling that's been done on Langley Pond.The state Department of Health and Environmental Control is holding a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the amphitheater at Aiken Technical College in Graniteville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-02-27/sc-officials-discuss-langley