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South Carolina
Judicial Branch


The following documents and written statements shall be admissible in evidence without requiring that the persons or institution issuing the documents or statements be present in court:

(a) A written statement of a child's attendance at school, signed by a school principal or duly authorized school official.

(b) The school report card showing a child's records of attendance, grades on subjects taught and other pertinent information, provided that this be a report sent out at periodic intervals by the school.

(c) The written statement by a physician showing that a patient was treated at certain times and the type of ailment.

(d) Except in cases where the particular agency is a party, a written report of the Department of Social Services or other agency, reporting the home investigation or any other report required by the court.

(e) A written statement of an employer showing wages either weekly or monthly for a given period of time and W-2 statement, income tax returns and other reports of like nature.