Dr. H.W. Hulteen of Camden was presented the Palmetto Patriot Award by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer prior to his leaving state office. Hulteen was recognized for his years of service to state boards and agencies as well as to the citizens of South Carolina.
Hulteen has been active in licensing and regulation and educational matters in the state. He was appointed to four terms on the S.C. Board of Chiropractic Examiners, serving 18 years. He served nine years as chairman of that board. He also served one term on the Technical Education Board, which is the supervising arm of all technical education campuses in the state. In addition, Hulteen served as a district director of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board, a group comprised of state boards from the 50 states. Hulteen’s involvement on that board had a further impact on how the profession is regulated in South Carolina.
In the presentation of the award, it was stated that Hulteen supervised changes while serving on the chiropractic board that impacted the profession in South Carolina as well as the citizens which the profession serves. During the presentation, it was further stated that the changes served to protect the public in a greater way, and the delivery system by which chiropractic physicians practice was impacted.
The Palmetto Patriot Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed on an individual by a South Carolina lieutenant governor. The Palmetto Patriot program was established by Bauer, and it recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their fellow citizens and the state of South Carolina. The Palmetto Patriot Award is given for one’s commitment to public service within their state and community. The award was presented at the most recent meeting of the S.C. Chiropractic Association in Myrtle Beach.
Hulteen practices chiropractic orthopedics in Camden and is the managing partner at Camden Associated Physicians. He is married to the former Julie Branham of Lugoff, and the couple has raised four sons.