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  • In SC, TBI is the #1 Cause of Death for Persons Ages 1 to 44 Years
  • 61,000 South Carolinians are Living with a TBI-related Disability

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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 Governor's proclamation of Awareness Month!

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 Brain Injury Awareness Activities in South Carolina

Sunday, March 8, 2015, Lowcountry Head Injury Awareness Walk, King Street
Please meet at the fountain in Marion Square between Noon and 1pm.

For South Carolina Brain Injury Awareness Month Materials, CLICK HERE

 

2015 Golf Tournament

The BIASC will be hosting its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the beautiful Indian River Golf Club. Proceeds from this event will assist BIASC in providing help and support to persons with brain injury and their families, educate the public on the risks and impact of brain injury, and advocate for legislation and improved medical and community based services.

Come and enjoy a day full of golf, amazing food with lunch provided by Zaxby's and dinner provided by Columbia's own, Travinia Italian Kitchen, door prizes, hole-in-one contests, and a chance to putt for a cash prize of $50,000!

Please help us Go Green! ‚Äčand register or purchase your sponsorship online by clicking here (http://www.cvent.com/d/1rqls4) . If you are unable to register online, you are welcome to contact us at 1.877.TBI.FACT or 803.731.9823. You do not have to pay by credit card online. You can simply mail your payment to: BIASC, PO Box 21523, Columbia, SC 29221. 

 

SC Statewide Transition Plan for Implementation of CMS Final Rule Regarding Home and Community-based Services

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice that the draft Statewide Transition Plan, required per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule (42 CFR 441.301(c)(6)), is available for public review and comment. The South Carolina Statewide Transition Plan will be submitted on or before Jan. 28, 2015. It will be effective upon CMS approval.
SCDHHS will conduct four regional public meetings and one live online webinar to discuss the Statewide Transition Plan for public input. These meetings will also include information on three Community Long Term Care (CLTC) waiver amendments and their waiver-specific transition plans. For information on the CLTC waiver amendments, please go to www.scdhhs.gov.
To learn more on the actions identified in the Statewide Transition Plan and the scheduled public meeting dates and locations, click here.
To view SCDHHS’s draft version of the South Carolina Statewide Transition Plan, click here.
For those who may need a language accommodation (sign language or language other than English), people are encouraged to pre-register for the meeting they wish to attend so that SCDHHS may try to accommodate their request.  There is no charge for attending and pre-registration is not required, but if a language accommodation is needed, SCDHHS may not be able to provide it without the pre-registration notice.  Individuals can go to the “Events” page on SCDHHS’ HCBS website (msp.scdhhs.gov/hcbs/Events) to click on the meeting and get the pre-registration link.  Also go to their website: www.scdhhs.gov/hcbs for information on the HCBS Rule, the public notice, and the Statewide Transition Plan

Concussion Diagnosis & Treatment for South Carolina Clinicians

On Friday, June 27, 2014, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Palmetto Health CME Organization, in joint providership with the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina hosted a free 1 hour webinar and live activity on concussions to Emergency Department physicians, physician assistants and nurses. This webinar was given through an educational grant provided by the Carolina Panthers Charities and South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council.

Below are the PowerPoint presentations and packet handouts:

Click here to view the Concussion Webinar

 

South Carolina Student Athlete Concussion Law

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that changes the way the brain normally works. It can happen in any sport or recreational activity.

On June 7, 2013, SC’s Student Athlete Concussion bill, H. 3061, was signed by Governor Nikki Haley. The law requires school districts in SC to provide information fact sheets on concussions to all coaches, volunteers, student athletes and parents or legal guardians, removal from practice or athletic competition if an athlete has sustained a concussion, and written medical clearance must be approved from a physician before a student athlete can return to play. South Carolina’s Student Athlete Concussion Law can be found here.  For more information on concussion identification and management, please visit our prevention page.

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