South Carolina establishes surety bond requirement for in-home care providers

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control adopted regulations to update licensing regulations for in-home care providers. Pursuant to Section 103.D.1 of Regulation 61-122, entitled Standards for Licensing In-Home Care Providers, in-home care providers applying for a license must submit, along with the application, evidence of liability insurance or, in lieu of liability insurance coverage, a surety bond.

The minimum amount of liability insurance coverage is $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 aggregate. Therefore, a surety bond in lieu of liability insurance must maintained at the equivalent of a minimum of $300,000.

Regulation 61-122 became effective on June 27, 2014, so providers of in-home care services licensed after that date must apply for and receive a license and comply with the regulation. Additionally, Section 103.D.1 of the regulation, states that “the provider shall maintain such coverage for the duration of the license period.”

Information for in-home care providers can be found on the department’s website.

Although the department does not have a specific form for submitting evidence of a surety bond, our experts are familiar with this bond requirement and can get you set up with the South Carolina surety bond you need quickly and easily. To get started, call SuretyBonds.com at 1 (800) 308-4358 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CST Monday through Thursday and between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST on Friday. Or, you can submit an online bond request 24/7, and a member of our team will contact you right away to provide you with your free bond quote.