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Advisory Committees

Narcotics Use Advisory Committee

At the February 18, 2014 Commission Business Meeting, the Commission approved creating an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of stakeholders to study the issue of prescribed narcotics for patients receiving treatment as a result of workers' compensation injury.  

At the regular business meeting on February 22, 2016, the Commission received the recommendation  (PDF) from the Narcotics Use Advisory Committee. The Commission accepted the information as presented for further consideration by the Commission.


Committee Members (PDF)



Commuted Value Discount Calculation Advisory Committee

Commission approves recommendation from Commuted Value Discount Advisory Committee on Lump Sum Payments. (PDF) (Posted April 17, 2013)

June 18, 2012 - The Commission approved creating an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of stakeholders to review the current and alternative methodologies used to calculate net present value of lump sum payments to ensure fairness to the claimants and the employers. The Committee will include representatives of employers, claimants, insurance carriers, and businesses.


Mediation Regulation Advisory Committee

May 29, 2012 - Commission Submits Mediation Regulations to General Assembly.  Read more....
The SC Workers' Compensation Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in Hearing Room A at the Commission to receive comments on the proposed new Regulation on Mediation,
R 4286. View GA notes (PDF) , view Presidents' notes (PDF) .

At a Special Business Meeting on Monday, April 9, 2012, the Commission approved the language for the Proposed Mediation Regulation (PDF) .

Proposed Regulation 67-1801 (PDF) will be submitted for publication in the April 27, 2012 South Carolina State Register. Public Hearing is scheduled for May 29, 2012.

67-1801 Mediation Regulation Notice of Drafting SC State Register (PDF)  February 24, 2012 (PDF)
To be considered, comments must be received no later than March 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Commission Proposes to Draft a New Regulation 67-1801 Mediation
At the regular business meeting on January 17, 2012 the Commission received the recommendation from the Mediation Advisory Committee proposing a new regulation to give Commissioners authority to order mediations, create a list of cases for which mediation before any hearing would be beneficial to all parties and deal with procedural issues to include, but not be limited to, requesting mediations, selecting mediators, and costs. The Commission unanimously approved to proceed with publication of the Notice of Drafting of the proposed regulation in the February 24, 2012 issue of the State Register. View the proposed mediation regulation (PDF) . (PDF)

Notice of Mediation Regulation Advisory Committee Meeting October 28, 2011 (PDF)  (PDF)


Pharmacy Fee Schedule Advisory Committee

Commission Amends Pharmacy Fee Schedule (PDF) December 19, 2011

Pharmacy Fee Schedule Advisory Committee Makes Recommendation To Commission (PDF) November 17, 2011

Commission Votes to Appoint an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to Review Pharmacy Fee Schedule (PDF) March 21, 2011


Surgical Implant Advisory Committee

Commission amends fee schedule for Ambulatory Surgery Centers surgically implanted devices (PDF) . (Posted April 19, 2013)

Surgical Implant Advisory Committee Meeting March 1, 2013. (PDF)

Surgical Implant Advisory Committee Meeting December 7, 2012. (PDF)

Surgical Implant Advisory Committee to Meet June 27, 2012. (PDF)

Commission Creates a Surgical Implant Advisory Committee  March 8, 2011 (PDF)