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M. Elizabeth Crum

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803.799.9800 Main
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803.753.3278 Main Fax
lcrum@mcnair.net
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1221 Main Street
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Overview

M. Elizabeth (Liz) Crum practices extensively in the areas of health care and government procurement. She has significant experience in the South Carolina Administrative Law Court, federal and state regulatory areas of health care, including: Certificate of Need, health care facility and professional licensure and certification, Stark and Anti-kickback and HIPAA matters. For the last several years, Liz has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in America and South Carolina Super Lawyers® in the health care area. In 2014, Liz was included in South Carolina Super Lawyers®, 2014 Top 25, Health Care.

In the state and local government procurement, Liz regularly represents private clients in matters dealing the state Consolidated Procurement Code and assists local government in conducting procurements, including drafting local procurement policies. Liz also practices before the South Carolina appellate courts.

Liz is a member of the South Carolina and American Bars and the American Health Lawyers Association. She serves Chair of the SC Bar Convention and is a member of the Health Law Committee, having served previously as its Chair. She serves as a member of the University of South Carolina Development Foundation, serving as its secretary, and as Vice Chair of the University of South Carolina Child Development Center.

Prior to coming with McNair, Liz served as an Assistant Attorney General for South Carolina in the Special Litigation Section and as Staff Counsel and Director of Research for the South Carolina House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, also representing the House in its litigation matters.

Liz has previously served as: chairman of the Richland County Election and Voter Registration Board; President of the South Carolina Woman Lawyer's Association (“SCWLA”); chairman of the Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee; a member of the State Board of Architectural Examiners. Liz received the Athena Award from the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in 1992, which recognized her efforts to encourage and celebrate the achievements of women in business and the professions. In 2013, SCWLA presented Liz with the Jean Galloway Bissell Award given to a person for his/her distinguished and noteworthy service to the public and the legal profession; achievement of professional excellence; and participation in activities that have paved the way to success for women lawyers on the national, state or local level.

  • Assisted major healthcare providers reach alliance between Richland Memorial Hospital and Baptist Health Care System of South Carolina, including securing the first Certificate of Public Advantage granted in South Carolina and obtaining a dismissal of the appeal of the COPA from the South Carolina Administrative Law Court
  • Defended in the SC Administrative Law Court a DHEC decision to deny a CON for the establishment of a third open heart program in the Columbia metropolitan area
  • Defended in the SC Administrative law Court a DHEC decision to grant a CON for the establishment of a new in Richland County
  • Handled early whistle blower case involving private right of action under EMTALA
  • Defended provider and settled recoupment efforts by SC Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Settled multi-million dollar procurement contract dispute with SC Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Brought original jurisdiction declaratory judgment action in the SC Supreme Court involving statutory construction of jurisdictional matters in 2006 revisions to the South Carolina Administrative Procedures Act
  • Defended storm water permits, 401 water quality certifications and low level radioactive permit amendments in the administrative law courts and appeals to SC Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
  • Defended health care provider in multi-million dollar state procurement award of a contract for Medicaid utilization review for SC Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Represented provider in defending a multi-million dollar award of a contract for electronic benefit transfer, electronic funds transfer for SC Dept. of Social Services 


Current

  • Member, South Carolina Bar, Bar Convention Committee
  • Chair, South Carolina Bar, Administrative and Regulatory Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Fraud and Abuse Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Physician Organization Committee
  • Member, South Carolina Judicial Council
  • Member, Administrative Law Court Rules Committee
  • Member, Supreme Court Task Force on Public Access to Court Records
  • Member, University of South Carolina Development Foundation
  • Vice-Chair, University of South Carolina Children's Development Foundation
  • Member, John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
  • Member, South Carolina Administrative and Regulatory Law Association (SCAARLA) Board of Directors
  • Member, Columbia Design League Board of Directors


Former

  • President, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Assistant to Disciplinary Counsel for South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Member, South Carolina Bar House of Delegates, Fifth Judicial Circuit
  • Graduate, Leadership South Carolina ,1995 (Board of Regents)
  • Chairman, Richland County Election and Voter Registration Board
  • Member, South Carolina Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees
  • Chairman, Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
  • Member, South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners
  • Director of Research, Staff Counsel, South Carolina House of Representatives Judicial Committee
  • Chair, SC Bar Convention, Health Law Committee
  • Member, Columbia Downtown Business Development Association Board of Directors
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America© (2009-2017)
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Health Care Law - Columbia (2017)
  • Named, Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly (2015-2016)
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating*
  • Listed, South Carolina Super Lawyers®, Health Care (2011-2016)
    • "Top 25" (2014)
  • Recipient, Jean Galloway Bissell Award (2013)
  • Recipient, Leadership in Law Award, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2012)
  • Graduate, Leadership South Carolina (1995)
  • Recipient, Athena Award, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce (1992)
  • Named, Outstanding Young Women of America (1978)

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent®, and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • October 3, 2012
    Smith v. S. C. State Election Commission

    Federal Court
    Smith v. S. C. State Election Commission, __ F. Supp. 2d __ (October 3, 2012)

  • 2004
    Doug Fotia vs. Palmetto Behavioral Health

    Federal Court
    Doug Fotia vs. Palmetto Behavioral Health, 317 F.Supp.2d 638 (D.S.C. 2004) (EMTALA whistleblower)

  • 1990
    South Carolina Health and Human Services Finance Commission v. Louis W. Sullivan

    Federal Court
    South Carolina Health and Human Services Finance Commission v. Louis W. Sullivan    915 F.2d 129 (1990) (appealing disallowance by the DGAB of Medicaid funding claimed by State)

  • 2012
    Florence County Democratic Party v. Florence County Republican Party

    Florence County Democratic Party v. Florence County Republican Party, 727 S.E.2d 418 (S.C. 2012)

  • 2012
    Anderson v. South Carolina State Election Comm’n

    Anderson v. South Carolina State Election Comm’n, 397 S.C. 551, 725 S.E.2d 704 (2012)

  • 2012
    Murphy v. SC Dept of Health and Env’t Control and School Dist. 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties

    Murphy v. SC Dept of Health and Env’t Control and School Dist. 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, 396 S.C. 633, 723 S.E.2d 191 (2012)

  • 2008
    MRI at Belfair, LLC v. SC Dept. of Health and Env't Control

    MRI at Belfair, LLC v. SC Dept. of Health and Env't Control, 379 S.C. 1, 664 S.E. 2d 471, S.C. (2008) 

  • 2007
    Chem-Nuclear Systems, LLC v. SC Dept. of Health and Env't Control

    Chem-Nuclear Systems, LLC v. SC Dept. of Health and Env't Control—374 S.C. 201, 648 S.E.2d 601 (2007)(original jurisdiction)

  • 2007
    Davis v. Richland County Council

    Davis v. Richland County Council, 372 SC 497, 642 S.C.2d 740 (2007)

  • 2005
    City of North Charleston v. County of Charleston

    City of North Charleston v. County of Charleston, 363 SC 527, 611 S.E.2d 920 (2005)—(amicus curie brief)

  • 2002
    McClanahan v. Richland County Council

    McClanahan v. Richland County Council, 350 SC 433, 567 S.E.2d 240 (2002)

  • 1991
    Roper Hospital v. Board of SC DHEC

    Roper Hospital v. Board of SC DHEC, 306 SC 138, 410 S.E.2d 558 (1991)

  • 1990
    Charleston Television v. SC Budget and Control Board

    Charleston Television v. SC Budget and Control Board, 301 SC 468, 392 S.E.2d 671 (1990)

  • 1987
    Tall Tower, Inc. v. South Carolina Procurement Review Panel

    Tall Tower, Inc. v. South Carolina Procurement Review Panel, 294 S.C. 225, 363 S.E. 2d 683 (1987)

  • 1984
    Snipes v. McAndrew

    Snipes v.McAndrew, 280 SC 320, 313 S.E. 2d 294 (1984)

  • 1980
    St. ex rel. Riley v. Martin

    St. ex rel. Riley v. Martin, 274 SC 106, 262 S.E. 2d 404 (1980) (original jurisdiction)

  • 1979
    State ex rel. McLeod v. Yonce

    State ex rel. McLeod v. Yonce¸ 274 SC 81, 261 SE2d 303 (1979)—(original jurisdiction) (amicus curie brief)

  • 1979
    State ex rel. Riley v. Pechilis

    State ex rel. Riley v. Pechilis, 273 SC 628, 258 SE2d 433 (1979)—(original jurisdiction) (amicus curie brief)

  • 1975
    Hughes v. Edwards

    Hughes v. Edwards, 265 SC 529, 220 S.E. 2d 231 (1975)

  • 1974
    Jacobs v. McClain

    Jacobs v. McClain 262 SC 425, 205 S.E. 2d 172 (1974)

  • 2012
    Somers v. S. C. State Election Commission

    Federal Court
    Somers v. S. C. State Election Commission, 871 F.Supp.2d 490 (2012)

  • 1984
    County Council of Sumter County, SC v. US

    Federal Court
    County Council of Sumter County, SC v. US, 596 F.Supp. 35, (D.D.C.1984)

  • 1976
    United Health Clubs of America, Inc., v. J.P. Strom and Daniel R. McLeod

    United Health Clubs of America, Inc., v. J.P. Strom and Daniel R. McLeod 423 F.Supp. 761(D.S.C. 1976)

  • 2006
    Lexington County Health Services District, Inc., d/b/a Lexington Medical Center v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

    South Carolina Administrative Law Court
    Lexington County Health Services District, Inc., d/b/a Lexington Medical Center v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, et al., 2006 WL 2899943

  • 2004
    Florence Public School District One v South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Starting Point of Florence

    South Carolina Administrative Law Court
    Florence Public School District One v South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Starting Point of Florence, 2004 WL 3200394

  • 2002
    Roper Hospital, Inc. and Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Palmetto Digestive Disease Endoscopy Center

    South Carolina Administrative Law Court
    Roper Hospital, Inc. and Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Palmetto Digestive Disease Endoscopy Center, 2002 WL 31423787

  • 2002
    Providence Hospital v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital

    South Carolina Administrative Law Court
    Providence Hospital v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, 2002 WL 31423801

  • 2002
    Piedmont Medical Center V. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Old Pointe Diagnostic Center

    South Carolina Administrative Law Court
    Piedmont Medical Center v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Old Pointe Diagnostic Center, 2002 WL 228292

  • 2011
    In Re: Protest of Logisticare Solutions, LLC; Appeal of Logisticare Solutions, LLC

    South Carolina Procurement Review Panel
    In Re: Protest of Logisticare Solutions, LLC; Appeal of Logisticare Solutions, LLC, SCPD 2011-1 (S.C.Procure.Rev.Panel), 2011 WL 7068066

  • 2008
    In Re: Protest of CollegeSource, Inc., Appeal of CollegeSource, Inc.

    South Carolina Procurement Review Panel
    In Re: Protest of CollegeSource, Inc., Appeal of CollegeSource, Inc., SCPD 2008-4, 2009 WL 153438

  • 2007
    In re: Appeal of Medical Review of North Carolina d/b/a The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence

    South Carolina Procurement Review Panel
    In re: Appeal of Medical Review of North Carolina d/b/a The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence, Case No. 2007-2 (April 2, 2007) 

  • 2002
    In Re: Petition for Administrative Review GTECH Corporation v. South Carolina Education Lottery

    South Carolina Procurement Review Panel
    In Re: Petition for Administrative Review GTECH Corporation v. South Carolina Education Lottery, 2002 WL 31955063

  • 2011
    MRI at Belfair, LLC v. SC Dept of Health and Env’t Control

    MRI at Belfair, LLC v. SC Dept of Health and Env’t Control, 709 S.E.2d 626, 392 S.C. 314 (2011)

  • 2005
    InMed Diagnostic Services, LLC v. MedQuest Associates

    InMed Diagnostic Services, LLC v. MedQuest Associates, 358 S.C. 270, 594 S.E.2d 552 (Ct. App. 2004), cert denied 2005