Article 1 General Provisions
Article 3 Organization and System for Delivery of Services
Article 5 Licensure and Regulation of Facilities and Programs
Article 7 Capital Improvements for Disabilities and Special Needs

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 44 > Chapter 20

  • Applicant: means a person who is believed to have intellectual disability, one or more related disabilities, one or more head injuries, one or more spinal cord injuries, or an infant at high risk of a developmental disability who has applied for services of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Authority: shall mean the State Fiscal Accountability Authority of South Carolina. See South Carolina Code 44-20-440
  • Authority: means the South Carolina Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority. See South Carolina Code 44-20-1160
  • Bonds: shall include notes, bonds, refunding notes or bonds, and other obligations authorized to be issued by this chapter. See South Carolina Code 44-20-440
  • Client: is a person who is determined by the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to have intellectual disability, a related disability, head injury, or spinal cord injury and is receiving services or is an infant at risk of having a developmental disability and is receiving services. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Commission: means the South Carolina Commission on Disabilities and Special Needs, the policy-making and governing body of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Corporation: means a South Carolina business development corporation created pursuant to this chapter. See South Carolina Code 33-37-10
  • County disabilities and special needs boards: means the local public body administering, planning, coordinating, or providing services within a county or combination of counties for persons with intellectual disability, related disabilities, head injuries, or spinal cord injuries and recognized by the department. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Department: means the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Department: shall mean the Department of Health and Environmental Control of South Carolina. See South Carolina Code 44-20-440
  • Director: means the South Carolina Director of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, the chief executive director appointed by the commission. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Financial institution: means any banking corporation or trust company, building and loan association, insurance company or related corporation, partnership, foundation, federal or state agency, or other institution engaged primarily in lending or investing funds including, without limitation, the Small Business Administration, an agency of the United States Government. See South Carolina Code 33-37-10
  • Governing board: shall mean the governing bodies of the several counties and incorporated municipalities of the State as now or hereafter constituted; and in the event that any pollution control facilities shall be located in more than one county, the term "governing board" shall also relate to the governing bodies of the several counties wherein such pollution control facilities shall be located. See South Carolina Code 44-20-440
  • Improvements: means the construction, reconstruction of buildings, and other permanent improvements for regional centers and other programs provided by the department directly or through contract with county boards of disabilities and special needs, including equipment and the cost of acquiring and improving lands for equipment. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Industry: shall mean any person, firm or corporation operating any enterprise or facility for the manufacturing, processing, assembling, distributing or shipping of any type of product, from which operation, conditions result which would, unless eliminated, mitigated or prevented, bring about the pollution of the atmosphere or which would create water pollution problems. See South Carolina Code 44-20-440
  • Intellectual disability: means significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • its revenues: means revenue derived from paying clients at regional residential centers and community residences but does not include Medicaid, Medicare, or other federal funds received with the stipulation that they be used to provide services to clients. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Least restrictive environment: means the surrounding circumstances that provide as little intrusion and disruption from the normal pattern of living as possible. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Loan agreement: shall mean any agreement including without limitation an agreement, whereby a county or incorporated municipality shall lease pollution control facilities to the industry, made by and between the governing board and the industry by which the industry agrees to pay to (and to secure if so required) the county or the incorporated municipality, as the case may be, or to any assignee thereof, the sums required to meet the payment of the principal, interest and redemption premium, if any, on any bonds. See South Carolina Code 44-20-440
  • Obligations: means the obligations in the form of notes or bonds or contractual agreements issued or entered into by the commission pursuant to the authorization of this chapter and of Act 1377 of 1968 to provide funds with which to repay the proceeds of capital improvement bonds allocated by the State Fiscal Accountability Authority. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • Pollution control facilities: shall mean any facilities which are designed for the elimination, mitigation or prevention of air or water pollution, and shall include all things which are required to collect, treat and thereafter dispose of all waste of any sort originating in or about any industrial enterprise. See South Carolina Code 44-20-440
  • Related disability: is a severe, chronic condition found to be closely related to intellectual disability or to require treatment similar to that required for persons with intellectual disability and must meet the following conditions:

    (a) It is attributable to cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or any other condition other than mental illness found to be closely related to intellectual disability because this condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of persons with intellectual disability and requires treatment or services similar to those required for these persons. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
  • State capital improvement bonds: means bonds issued pursuant to Act 1377 of 1968. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30