§ 40-25-10 Citation of Act
§ 40-25-20 Definitions
§ 40-25-30 Powers and duties of Department of Health and Environmental Control
§ 40-25-40 Commission of Hearing Aid Specialists established; membership; terms; per diem and expenses
§ 40-25-50 Duties of commission
§ 40-25-60 License required; display of license; rights of licensees; application of chapter to corporations, partnerships and other organizations
§ 40-25-70 Duties of licensees to purchasers of hearing aids
§ 40-25-80 Persons to whom chapter inapplicable; selling and fitting of hearing aids incorporated in eyeglasses
§ 40-25-90 Applicants for whom examinations are not required
§ 40-25-100 Issuance of licenses; fees; issuance of certificates to persons licensed in other states
§ 40-25-110 Qualifications of applicants for examinations; conduct of examinations
§ 40-25-120 Temporary permits
§ 40-25-130 Content of examination
§ 40-25-140 Business addresses of licensees; notices mailed by department
§ 40-25-150 Renewal of licenses; display at place of business; continuing education requirements; approval of continuation education training programs
§ 40-25-160 Complaints against licensees; hearing; suspension or revocation of license; grounds; refunds
§ 40-25-170 Appeal
§ 40-25-180 Prohibited acts
§ 40-25-190 Penalties

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 40 > Chapter 25 - Practice of Specializing in Hearing Aids Act

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Applicant: means a person that files an application for a license pursuant to this act. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Audiologist: means an individual licensed by the State Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology as an audiologist. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • Authorized delegate: means a person a licensee designates to provide money services on behalf of the licensee. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Bank: means an institution organized under federal or state law which:

    (a) accepts demand deposits or deposits that the depositor may use for payment to third parties and which engages in the business of making commercial loans; or

    (b) engages in credit card operations and maintains only one office that accepts deposits, does not accept demand deposits or deposits that the depositor may use for payments to third parties, does not accept a savings or time deposit less than one hundred thousand dollars, and does not engage in the business of making commercial loans. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commission: means the State Commission for Hearing Aid Specialists. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • Commissioner: means the South Carolina Attorney General. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Control: means :

    (a) ownership of, or the power to vote, directly or indirectly, at least twenty-five percent of a class of voting securities or voting interests of a licensee or person in control of a licensee;

    (b) power to elect a majority of executive officers, managers, directors, trustees, or other persons exercising managerial authority of a licensee or person in control of a licensee; or

    (c) power to exercise directly or indirectly, a controlling influence over the management or policies of a licensee or person in control of a licensee. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Environmental Control. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • 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.
  • Executive officer: means a president, chairperson of the executive committee, chief financial officer, responsible individual, or other individual who performs similar functions. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Hearing aid: means an acceptable wearable instrument or device designated or offered to aid or compensate for impaired human hearing and parts, attachments, or accessories, including earmold, but excluding batteries and cords. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • Hearing aid specialist: means an individual licensed under this chapter to engage in the practice of specializing in hearing aids. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • License: means a license issued by the department under this chapter to hearing aid specialists. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • Licensee: means a person licensed pursuant to this act. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Money: means a medium of exchange that is authorized or adopted by the United States or a foreign government. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Money services: means money transmission or currency exchange. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Money transmission: means selling or issuing payment instruments, stored value, or receiving money or monetary value for transmission. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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.
  • Otolaryngologist: means a licensed physician specializing in ear, nose, and throat. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Payment instrument: means a check, draft, money order, traveler's check, or other instrument for the transmission or payment of money or monetary value, whether or not negotiable. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited-liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, public corporation, or another legal or commercial entity. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Practice of specializing in hearing aids: means the measurement of human hearing by an audiometer and by other established means solely for fitting, making selections, adaptations, or sale of hearing aids. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • sale: means the transfer of title or of the right to use by lease, bailment, or other contract, excluding wholesale transactions with distributors or specialists. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Temporary permit: means a permit issued while the applicant is in training to become a licensed hearing aid specialist. See South Carolina Code 40-25-20
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Unsafe or unsound practice: means a practice or conduct by a person licensed to engage in money transmission or an authorized delegate of such a person, which creates the likelihood of material loss, insolvency, or dissipation of the licensee's assets, or otherwise materially prejudices the interests of its customers. See South Carolina Code 35-11-105