The PCF Board of Governors is composed of three physicians, two dentist,
two hospital representatives, two insurance representatives, two
attorneys and two representatives of the general public, all appointed
by the Governor. The appointed members serve a term of six years. The
Board develops a Plan of Operations for efficient administration of the
Fund, consistent with the provisions of the Plan of Operations and
Article 5 of the enabling legislation.
The Board is continually engaged in extensive strategic planning
throughout the fiscal year, which includes the continual review and
revision of the PCF Plan of Operations, Underwriting Manual of Rules &
Rates and claims handling procedures. The Board has reviewed and is
considering legislative changes, which will allow for the more efficient
operation and management of the Fund. The Plan of Operations details
procedural information that provides for economic, fair and
nondiscriminatory administration and for prompt and efficient provisions
of excess medical malpractice insurance. The Plan contains other
provisions including, but not limited to, assessment of all members for
expenses, deficits, losses, reasonable underwriting standards,
acceptance and cession of the reinsurance, appointment of servicing
carriers and procedures for determining the amounts of insurance to be
provided by the Fund. The Plan of Operations and any amendments to the
Plan are subject to the approval of the Board.
The Board has authorized the revision of the membership agreement and
the development of applications to better serve its members. The Board
continues to allow its members to pay their annual membership fee on a
quarterly basis, with a small administrative fee.
Board of Governors
James E. Mercer, D.D.S, Chairman
7033 St. Andrews Road, Suite 102
Columbia, South Carolina 29212
Patrick William Carr, Esq.
48 Quartermaster Lane
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928
Dixon C. Cunningham, D.B.A.
101 Fernwood Lane
Greenville, SC 29607
Richard M. Kennedy, M.D, Vice-Chairman
15 Point Comfort
Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Bruce Mackay, CPCU
South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co.
Post Office Box 2124
West Columbia, South Carolina 29171
Jeffrey C. Miller
176 Mcswain Drive
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169
1100 Pulaski Street, Apt. 311
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Cherlyl Shoun Esq.
205 King Street, Suite 400
Charleston, SC 29401
Milon C. Smith
4461 Downing Place Way
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29466
Steven E. Swift, MD
539 Flambeau Retreat
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
Harold E "Gene" Tucker
201 Willcox Ave.
Marion, South Carolina 29571
Larry L. Ware, MD
1303 Pine Crest Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302