§ 32-8-300 Short title
§ 32-8-305 Definitions
§ 32-8-310 Crematory; compliance with local zoning regulations
§ 32-8-315 Execution of a cremation authorization form
§ 32-8-320 Persons who may serve as a decedent’s agent; authorize cremation
§ 32-8-325 Prerequisites; authority; and receipt of instructions for cremation
§ 32-8-330 Crematory to retain permanent records
§ 32-8-335 “Alternative container”
§ 32-8-340 Conditions for cremation, time period prior to cremation
§ 32-8-345 Crematory authority or licensed funeral establishments responsibility for the final disposition of the cremated remains
§ 32-8-350 Crematory’s liability for damages
§ 32-8-355 Human remains; presence of pacemaker
§ 32-8-360 Boards; refusal to issue or renew license; suspension or revocation of a funeral director or embalmer
§ 32-8-365 Solicitation
§ 32-8-370 Comprehensive cremation statute
§ 32-8-375 Continuing education courses for removal and disposition of pacemakers
§ 32-8-380 Promulgate regulations
§ 32-8-385 Requirement for at least one trained individual in performing cremations

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 32 > Chapter 8 - Cremation Authorizations and Procedures

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.