How long does it take to form a health group cooperative? For instance, how long will it take for the paperwork to be processed?
See Section 38-71-1345(B)(2)(a) and Bulletin 2008-02. The health group cooperative must be organized as a nonprofit corporation and have the rights and duties pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 31, Title 33 (South Carolina Nonprofit Corporations Act). On receipt of a certificate of incorporation from the South Carolina Secretary of State, the cooperative shall file written notification of the receipt of the certificate and a copy of the cooperative’s organizational documents with the director. Once the health group cooperative is formed, it must complete the application process as outlined in Bulletin 2008-02 Section II B. Once the application is received by the Department every effort will be made to review in a timely manner.