Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • date
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    South Carolina
  • Organisation
    South Carolina State Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    PO BOX 13267
    South Carolina 29211-2367

    Location Address
    Synergy Business Park
    Kingstree Building
    110 Centerview Drive
    Suite 202

  • Phone
    +1 803 896 4550
  • Fax
    +1 803 896 4525
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Joan K Bainer RN, MN, CAN, BC
  • Regulatory Body
    The purpose of the Board of Nursing is to assure the safe and effective practice of nursing in South Carolina. The Board licenses qualified individuals as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. Complaints are investigated and disciplinary action taken whenever necessary. (accessed on 22.04.208)

    The South Carolina State Board of Nursing is established by the Nurse Practice Act (South Carolina Code of Laws Title 40 Professions and Occupations, Chapter 33 –Nurses). (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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