South Carolina Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

South Carolina Medical Treatment: What you need to know

There are no state laws requiring employers to have a dispensary at the worksite or to keep a doctor or nurse on call to treat workplace injuries. South Carolina has incorporated the standards and regulations of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) by reference, including the requirements for medical treatment in the workplace (SC Regs. 71-600). Every employer must ensure that medical personnel are readily available for advice and consultation and that when an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace, there is an individual or individuals that are adequately trained to administer first aid. Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their workplaces, depending upon the size of the company, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options.
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Under South Carolina's workers' compensation laws, employers must provide whatever treatment is necessary for workers injured on the job, including medical, surgical, nursing, and hospital services. Workers' compensation pays the costs of treatment without limitation.
South Carolina does not have a state law requiring private employers to grant employees time off for a serious illness. However, South Carolina employers with 50 or more employees are covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The Act allows eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks of leave during any 12-month period to care for a spouse, son, daughter, or parent with ...

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