12 Apr Lowcountry Natural Birth Center Under Threat
Charleston Birth Place opened in 2008. The accredited center is pushing for new legislation to keep their current practices under compliance with DHEC regulations to maintain their licence.
In 2013, the Department of Health and Environmental Control changed the interpretation of a long standing law that states, a physician must be on call and available to provide medical assistance at the birthing centers at all times.
For years state regulators allowed a physician available by phone to count as being on call….