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What is new with health care reform?

Healthcare always seems to be a topic up for debate. People everywhere want lawmakers to come up with a solution for this broken system. The current work being done involves revising the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers from South Carolina and the other states actually...

What are the dangers of synthetic fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a drug prescribed by doctors to treat patients suffering from serious pain, particularly following surgery. But according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, fentanyl is also used illegally. Its devastating potency makes it the most common drug...

What is the age of consent in South Carolina?

Sex crimes of all kinds are very serious, so it is important to understand the law. According to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network, the age of consent in South Carolina is 16. This generally means that in order for sexual activity between two persons to be...

What is disorderly conduct in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, public disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor offense. This means it is illegal for you to act in a way that reasonably angers, upsets or annoys other people. It is also against the law to disturb religious meetings and funeral services. Public...

Does HIPAA protect your medical records when drugs are involved?

Under most circumstances in South Carolina, HIPAA law protects medical records. However, as the opioid crisis worsens in the U.S., there are new changes to the law that allow the release of your medical records when drugs are involved. The U.S. Department of Health...

Medical misconduct that may result in a disciplinary action

You invested a considerable amount of your life, including both your time and your money, to become a health care professional. Receiving your professional license in South Carolina was the culmination of all that investment. At Jennie E. Clark Attorney at Law, we...

The drug court treatment program offers an alternative to jail

Often, addiction begins with a legitimate need for pain medicine. That original prescription for opioids can change a life, though. People who find themselves hooked may end up in the legal system facing drug charges. Although South Carolina penalties for drug...

The occurrence of wrongful convictions and the media

With the new focus on wrongful convictions from true crime shows and podcasts in the media, South Carolina residents may be surprised to find that wrongful convictions are more common than most believe. According to the Huffington Post, 149 people were cleared for...

The effect of the opioid crisis on drug charges

Drug charges in South Carolina can drastically change a person’s life with prison sentencing, loss of a job and even the difficulty of finding a new job. As the opioid crisis worsens in the United States, government agencies are providing more funding to help people...

Can nurses face criminal penalties for using prescription drugs?

As a nurse, you do not need anyone to tell you that your job is stressful. In fact, you have one of the fastest-paced, most stressful jobs in the country, in addition to a high likelihood of sustaining an injury on the job or developing chronic pain. It is only normal...