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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

2015 Statewide Life with Brain Injury Conference


The Brain Injury Association of SC and the South Carolina Brain Injury Leadership Council hosted the 2015 Statewide Life with Brain Injury Conference on July 24, 2015 in Columbia, SC. Over 285 survivors, family members, and professionals came out to hear topics ranging Mild Brain Injury to Brain Injury and Substance Abuse and PTSD.

A special thank you goes out to our conference planning committee and all of our contributors and sponsors: Therap Services, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, USC School of Medicine, Center for Disability Resources, South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Head and Spinal Cord Injury Division, and South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department.

NOTE: PowerPoint presentations from the conference will be added soon so please check back. 


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
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 ( to click on the meeting and get the pre-registration link.  Also go to their website: for information on the HCBS Rule, the public notice, and the Statewide Transition Plan

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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