South Carolina Advance Care Planning Documents

This section contains several tools to assist health care providers in having more meaningful conversations with their patients about Advance Care Planning.

The ACP Crosswalk is a helpful tool that describes most of the recognized advance care planning documents and laws in South Carolina.

The Patient Selection Guidelines from My Life My Choices provide valuable information to help identify the suggested type of conversation to have with different patient populations.

The Health Care Power of Attorney form is something we recommend all South Carolinians over age 18 complete and continually update — especially after a major life change like a marriage or birth.

We hope you will use these tools to help your patient understand their options. And remember, advance care planning documents are helpful, but are not a substitute for good conversations about health care preferences.

Billing for Advance Care Planning Conversations

In January 2016, a reimbursement policy for advance care planning has been available for Medicare enrollees.

This document provides guidance to health care providers about how to bill for these conversations.

There is no copay associated with advance care planning conducted during the Annual Wellness Visit.


The purpose of South Carolina Health Care Decisions Month is to inspire, educate, and empower YOU to take control of end-of-life health care decisions. The goal is to encourage you to express your wishes to others regarding health care advance directives, and to document those wishes to make sure providers and facilities respect them, whatever they may be. This April, health care facilities, health care professionals, religious leaders, the legal community, and others across the state will be participating in a collective effort to highlight the importance of advance care planning and to provide tools for making these decisions.