Our healthcare and business law firm works with healthcare providers and businesses like IV hydration therapy practices. The IV hydration therapy industry has grown drastically over the past few years. Some states and medical boards have developed laws and rules governing IV Hydration Therapy practices. On August 15, 2023, the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, Pharmacy, and Nursing published a joint opinion on Retail IV Therapy Businesses. The language used and sanctions referenced reveal that the South Carolina Boards are critically reviewing IV therapy businesses. At one place in the 10-page opinion, the Pharmacy Board compared the “patient-drive menu” in many IV therapy practices “to a fast-food restaurant.” Reading between the lines of the advisory opinion, it is likely each board will begin cracking down on IV therapy practices. A full version of the Advisory Opinion is available here. We recommend you read the entire opinion if you have or are starting an IV therapy business in South Carolina. This blog post starts our review of the Advisory Opinion and outlines whether IV therapy is the practice of medicine. Forthcoming blog posts will dive deeper into different aspects of the opinion. If you have a question about South Carolina’s rules or would like to discuss this blog post, you may contact our healthcare and business law firm at (404) 685-1662 (Atlanta) or (706) 722-7886 (Augusta), or by email, email@example.com. You may also learn more about our law firm by visiting www.hamillittle.com.
- What lead to this opinion?
After reviewing the opinion, it is clear that each South Carolina board believed this opinion necessary for four main reasons: Continue reading ›