COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services has agreed to testify before a legislative panel next month.
State Sen. Tom Young said Wednesday that DSS director Lillian Koller will appear before his oversight subcommittee on April 16.
Earlier this month, some Senate Democrats called for Koller's ouster after testimony about a 4-year-old Richland County boy who was beaten to death after being returned to his parents from foster care.
State Sen. Joel Lourie complained that Koller has yet to appear before the committee, despite several requests that she testify. Agency spokeswoman Marilyn Matheus has said Koller had a stroke in December and is obeying doctor's orders.
Gov. Nikki Haley has said that she stands behind Koller's leadership.