Hospital & Institution General Infirmaries

What is a hospital?

A facility with an organized medical staff to maintain and operate organized facilities and services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of such persons overnight and provides medical and surgical care of acute illness under the direction of persons currently licensed in SC.  

Nurses wearing blue inside hospital


DHEC licenses the following types of hospitals and institutional general infirmaries:

General Hospitals Specialized Hospitals Institutional General Infirmary
Longer Term Acute Care Hospitals Critical Access Hospitals Privately-Owned Educational Institutional Infirmaries

Regulations and Code of Laws



Facilities Regulations & Licensing