The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has issued a temporary suspension to Carolina Community Maternity Center (CCMC).
From CCMC, "We are working diligently to appeal the decision so we can re-open as soon as possible. Clients are welcome to call and discuss options for their continued care and access their medical records. We will share additional information as soon as we are able. We have loved serving our families for the past 4 years and look forward to continuing to do so in the near future. We are grateful for the ongoing love and support from the community."
An appeal was filed and it is estimated that it will take 2-3 weeks to get a response.
The birth center's attorney filed an injunction, asking that the midwives be able to continue to practice while going through the appeal process. This was denied. If the appeal to DHEC is denied, further legal action will need to be taken.
The CCMC midwives are currently able to practice individually, but are not allowed to do anything in the CCMC building.
As a result of this situation, all income to the birth center is currently stalled. Also, they are having to refund money to clients who are in need of seeking care elsewhere. Needless to say, this is causing a financial strain. Operation costs must still be paid, along with the newly acquired legal fees. If the appeal is denied and further legal action is required to get CCMC's doors reopened, these fees will continue to increase as the midwives fight the case in court.
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** Once we reopen the doors of CCMC, any remaining gifts made through this campaign will be donated to the South Carolina Birth Coalition. **
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