§ 44-52-5 Statement of policy
§ 44-52-10 Definitions
§ 44-52-20 Voluntary admission
§ 44-52-30 Discharge of voluntary patient
§ 44-52-40 Release of voluntary patient
§ 44-52-50 Procedure for emergency admission
§ 44-52-60 Preliminary judicial review of emergency admission; patient’s attorney’s access to documents
§ 44-52-65 Transfer of patients under emergency commitment
§ 44-52-70 Involuntary commitment; examination; report; commencement of judicial proceedings
§ 44-52-80 Involuntary commitment; notice of hearing
§ 44-52-90 Contents of report; background investigation; counsel to have access to reports
§ 44-52-110 Involuntary commitment; conduct of hearing and effect of findings
§ 44-52-120 Involuntary commitment; period of treatment
§ 44-52-130 Transfer of patient
§ 44-52-140 Release of patient for temporary leave of absence
§ 44-52-150 Reconfinement of involuntarily committed patient who has left treatment facility without permission
§ 44-52-160 Violation of conditions of release; supplemental proceedings and recommitment
§ 44-52-165 Patients receiving alcohol and drug addiction services prohibited from possessing alcohol, firearms, weapons, or drugs; penalties; unlawful to allow
§ 44-52-200 Authority of State Department of Mental Health
§ 44-52-210 Comprehensive program for chemically dependent persons

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 44 > Chapter 52

  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Board: means the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. See South Carolina Code 40-45-20
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Person: means an individual. See South Carolina Code 40-45-20
  • Physical therapist: means a person who has met all the conditions of this chapter and is licensed in this State to practice physical therapy. See South Carolina Code 40-45-20
  • Physical therapist assistant: means a person who is licensed by the board to assist a physical therapist in the practice of physical therapy and whose activities are supervised and directed by a physical therapist whose license is in good standing. See South Carolina Code 40-45-20
  • physical therapy: as used in this chapter , and nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize a physical therapist to prescribe medications or order laboratory or other medical tests. See South Carolina Code 40-45-20
  • practice of physical therapy: means the evaluation and treatment of human beings to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate, and limit physical disability, bodily malfunction, and pain from injury, disease, and any other bodily or mental condition and includes the administration, interpretation, documentation, and evaluation of physical therapy tests and measurements of bodily functions and structures; the establishment, administration, evaluation, and modification of a physical therapy treatment plan which includes the use of physical, chemical, or mechanical agents, activities, instruction, and devices for prevention and therapeutic purposes; and the provision of consultation and educational and other advisory services for the purpose of preventing or reducing the incidence and severity of physical disability, bodily malfunction, and pain. See South Carolina Code 40-45-20
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.