Article 1 General Provisions

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 40 > Chapter 69

  • Administrator: means the individual to whom the director has delegated authority to administer the programs of a specific board or of a professional or occupational group for which the department has regulatory authority or has delegated authority to administer the programs of a specific board;

    (2) "Authorization to practice" or "Practice authorization" means the approval to practice the specified profession, engage in the specified occupation, or use a title protected under this article, which has been granted by the applicable board. See South Carolina Code 40-1-20
  • Animal: means an animal that is not a human and includes fowl, birds, reptiles, and fish which are wild or domestic, living or dead. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Board: means the South Carolina State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Commission: means the group of individuals charged by law with the responsibility of licensing or otherwise regulating an occupation or profession within the State. See South Carolina Code 40-1-20
  • Department: means the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation;

    (5) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation or the director's official designee;

    (6) "Licensee" means a person granted an authorization to practice pursuant to this article and refers to a person holding a license, permit, certification, or registration granted pursuant to this article;

    (7) "Licensing act" means the individual statute or regulations, or both, of each regulated profession or occupation which include, but are not limited to, board governance, the qualifications and requirements for authorization to practice, prohibitions, and disciplinary procedures;

    (8) "Person" means an individual, partnership, or corporation;

    (9) "Profession" or "occupation" means a profession or occupation regulated or administered, or both, by the department pursuant to this article. See South Carolina Code 40-1-20
  • Direct supervision: means that a veterinarian currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this State is available on the premises and within immediate vocal communication of the supervisee. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Emergency clinic: means a facility having as its primary function the receiving, treatment, and monitoring of emergency patients during its specified hours of operation. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Emergency hospital: means a facility whose primary function is the receiving, treatment, and monitoring of emergency patients during its specified hours of operation and includes the confinement of emergency patients. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Indirect supervision: means the supervising licensed veterinarian is available for immediate voice contact by telephone, radio, or other means, and shall provide consultation and review of cases at the veterinary facility. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • License: means any permit, approval, registration, or certificate issued by the board. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Licensed veterinarian: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter to practice veterinary medicine in this State. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Licensed veterinary technician: means a person who has received a degree in animal health technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited school offering a program in animal health technology and who has been licensed to practice in this State. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Mobile facility: means a vehicle with special medical or surgical facilities or a vehicle suitable only for making house or farm calls. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Practice of veterinary medicine: means to:

    (a) diagnose, prescribe, or administer a drug, medicine, biologic, appliance, or application or treatment of whatever nature for the cure, prevention, or relief of a wound, fracture, or bodily injury or disease of an animal;

    (b) perform a surgical operation, including cosmetic surgery, upon an animal;

    (c) perform a manual procedure for the diagnosis or treatment for sterility or infertility of an animal, including embryo transplants;

    (d) offer, undertake, represent, or hold oneself out as being qualified to diagnose, treat, operate, or prescribe for an animal disease, pain, injury, deformity, or physical condition;

    (e) use words, letters, or titles in such connection or under such circumstances as to induce the belief that the person using them is engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Temporary license: means temporary permission to practice veterinary medicine or animal technology issued pursuant to this chapter. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Veterinarian: means a person who has received a doctor's degree or equivalent in veterinary medicine. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Veterinary medicine: includes veterinary surgery, obstetrics, dentistry, and all other branches or specialties of veterinary medicine. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20
  • Veterinary student preceptee: means a person who is a student enrolled and in good standing in a recognized college of veterinary medicine. See South Carolina Code 40-69-20