Becoming a Caregiver, Producer, or Provider in South Carolina


  • Must provide care to a qualifying patient, either temporarily or permanently
  • May be a relative or someone who lives in the same household as the qualifying patient and/or be employed by a day care center or a public or private institutional facility 
  • There is no statutory limitation on compensation for designated caregivers

While designated caregivers are defined in the law, no legal protections are afforded to caregivers.


The law does not create a production or distribution system, but does create a study commission to examine how to create a cultivation and sales system in the state.