Another win for South Carolina! For over 20 years, our state legislators have been trying to roll back the Certificate of Need (CoN) regulations that were enacted in the 1970s.

I was a co-sponsor of S.290 State Health Facility Licensure Act in the 124th General Assembly 2021-22. S. 290 was passed by the S.C. Senate by a roll call vote of 35-6 on Jan. 25, 2022, and the S.C. House introduced it on Jan. 26, 2022. It was further referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means and eventually “died in committee.”

Republican Penry Gustafson represents District 27 (Chesterfield, Kershaw and Lancaster counties) in the S.C. Senate.