Article 1 General Provisions
Article 2 Bone Marrow Donor Program
Article 5 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
Article 6 Uniform Determination of Death Act
Article 7 Distribution of Dead Bodies for Scientific Purposes
Article 9 Post-Mortem Examinations
Article 11 Hospital Policy and Protocol for Organ and Tissue Donation
Article 13 Donate Life South Carolina
Article 14 Organ and Tissue Donor Registry

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 44 > Chapter 43

  • Adult: means an individual who is at least eighteen years of age. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Agent: means an individual:

    (a) authorized to make health care decisions on the principal's behalf by a power of attorney for health care; or

    (b) expressly authorized to make an anatomical gift on the principal's behalf by any other record signed by the principal. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Approved forest management plan: shall mean a forest management plan approved by the State Forester for an eligible landowner. See South Carolina Code 44-43-1370
  • Approved practices: shall mean those silvicultural practices approved by the State Forester for the purpose of commercially growing timber through the establishment of forest stands or of ensuring the proper regeneration of forest stands to commercial production levels following the harvest of timber. See South Carolina Code 44-43-1370
  • Corporation: means a county business development corporation created under this chapter;

    (2) "Financial institution" means any banking corporation or trust company, building and loan association, insurance company or related corporation, partnership, foundation or other institution engaged primarily in lending or investing funds;

    (3) "Member" means any financial institution authorized to do business within this State which shall undertake to lend money to a corporation created under this chapter, upon its call, and in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

    (4) "Board of directors" means the board of directors of the corporation created under this chapter; and

    (5) "Loan limit" means, for any member, the maximum amount permitted to be outstanding at one time on loans made by such member to the corporation as determined under the provisions of this chapter. See South Carolina Code 33-39-10
  • Cost-sharing payment: shall mean financial assistance to partially cover the cost of implementing approved practices in such amounts as the State Forester shall determine, subject to the limitations of this chapter. See South Carolina Code 44-43-1370
  • Decedent: means a deceased individual whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes, or refuses to make an anatomical gift, or another adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Document of gift: means a donor card or other record used to make an anatomical gift. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Donor registry: means a database that contains records of anatomical gifts and amendments to or revocations of anatomical gifts. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Eligible landowner: shall mean a private individual, group, partnership, association, corporation or other legal entity which owns nonindustrial private forest lands capable of producing industrial wood crops. See South Carolina Code 44-43-1370
  • Eligible lands: shall mean land owned by an eligible landowner. See South Carolina Code 44-43-1370
  • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Forest renewal assessment: shall mean an assessment on primary forest products from timber severed in South Carolina for the funding of the provisions of this chapter. See South Carolina Code 44-43-1370
  • Forest renewal fund: shall mean the special nonlapsing fund provided by Section 48-28-100 established in the Commission designated as the forest renewal fund. See South Carolina Code 44-43-1370
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health, or welfare of an individual. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Hospital: means a hospital licensed, accredited, or approved under the laws of this State and includes a hospital operated by the United States or the State or its subdivisions, although not required to be licensed under state law. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Hospital: means a hospital licensed, accredited, or approved under the laws of this State and includes a hospital operated by the United States or the State or its subdivisions, although not required to be licensed under state law. See South Carolina Code 44-43-910
  • Identification card: means an identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Minor: means an individual who is under eighteen years of age. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Organ and Tissue Procurement Organization: means the organ procurement organization designated to perform organ recovery services in South Carolina by the United States Department of Health and Human Services which also has the capability to procure tissue. See South Carolina Code 44-43-910
  • Organ procurement organization: means a person designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an organ procurement organization. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Part: means an organ, an eye, or tissue of a human being. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Potential organ or tissue donor: means a person who has died or is dying. See South Carolina Code 44-43-910
  • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, or tissue bank. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • 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 44-43-305
  • Refusal: means a record created under Section 44-43-330 that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual's body or part. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Sign: means , with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:

    (a) to execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or

    (b) to attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic symbol, sound, or process. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Slippage: shall mean the difference in funds earmarked in the management plan for an approved practice and funds actually earned when the practice is completed. See South Carolina Code 44-43-1370
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • State Forester: shall mean the director of the State Commission of Forestry. See South Carolina Code 44-43-1370
  • Technician: means an individual determined to be qualified to remove or process parts by an appropriate organization that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Tissue bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of tissue. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305
  • Transplant hospital: means a hospital that furnishes organ transplants and other medical and surgical specialty services required for the care of transplant patients. See South Carolina Code 44-43-305