Article 1 General Provisions
Article 2 Medically Indigent Assistance Act
Article 3 Child Development Services
Article 4 Intermediate Sanctions for Medicaid Certified Nursing Home Act
Article 5 Gap Assistance Pharmacy Program for Seniors Act
Article 6 Trusts and Medicaid Eligibility
Article 7 Recognition and Designation of Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, and Rural Hospitals
Article 8 Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 44 > Chapter 6

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Area: means apiary, beeyard, colony, organized or otherwise, or any other place where bees are found to colonize. See South Carolina Code 46-37-05
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Commission: means the South Carolina State Crop Pest Commission, as designated by the board of trustees of Clemson University or an officer, employee, or designee of the commission to whom authority has been given by the commission. See South Carolina Code 46-37-05
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Costs of medical education: means the direct and indirect teaching costs as defined under Medicare. See South Carolina Code 44-6-5
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See South Carolina Code 44-6-400
  • Department: means the State Department of Health and Human Services. See South Carolina Code 44-6-5
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the Director of Regulatory and Public Service Programs, Clemson University. See South Carolina Code 46-37-05
  • Disease: means contagious and infectious disease, including, but not limited to, American Foulbrood, European Foulbrood, Isle of Wight disease, or any pests and parasites, including, but not limited to, Varroa Mite, Tracheal mite, Africanized bee, etc. See South Carolina Code 46-37-05
  • Division: means the Division of Regulatory and Public Service Programs, Clemson University, and any of its employees, agents, and officials. See South Carolina Code 46-37-05
  • domestic farm labor: means citizens of the United States who receive a substantial portion of their income as laborers on farms in the United States. See South Carolina Code 46-39-10
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • General hospital: means any hospital licensed as a general hospital by the Department of Health and Environmental Control. See South Carolina Code 44-6-5
  • 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
  • housing: means living quarters and related facilities for use by domestic farm labor and their families. See South Carolina Code 46-39-10
  • 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
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Market basket index: means the index used by the federal government on January 1, 1986, to measure the inflation in hospital input prices for Medicare reimbursement. See South Carolina Code 44-6-5
  • Medically indigent: means :

    (a) all persons whose gross family income and size falls at or below the federal Community Service Administration guidelines and who meet certain qualifying criteria regarding real property allowance, qualifying services, residency requirements, and other sponsorship, and migrant or seasonal farm workers who have no established domicile in any state; and

    (b) all persons whose gross family income and size falls between one hundred percent and two hundred percent of the Community Service Administration guidelines who meet certain other qualifying criteria regarding real property allowance, qualifying services, residency requirements, and other sponsorship and whose medical bill is sufficiently large in relation to their income and resources to preclude full payment. See South Carolina Code 44-6-5
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Net inpatient charges: means the total gross inpatient charges, minus the unreimbursed cost of medical education and the unreimbursed cost of providing medical care to medically indigent persons. See South Carolina Code 44-6-5
  • Nursing home: means a facility subject to licensure as a nursing home by the Department of Health and Environmental Control and subject to the permit provisions of Article 2, Chapter 7 of Title 44 and which has been certified for participation in the Medicaid program or has been dually certified for participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. See South Carolina Code 44-6-400
  • 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.
  • Office: means the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office. See South Carolina Code 44-6-5
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • related facilities: means community rooms or buildings such as those used as dining halls or infirmaries or for educational or assembly purposes, or other essential services facilities such as central heating, bathing facilities, or domestic water supply. See South Carolina Code 46-39-10
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • South Carolina growth index: means the percentage points added to the market basket index to adjust for the South Carolina specific experience. See South Carolina Code 44-6-5
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Survey agency: means the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control or any other agency designated to conduct compliance surveys of nursing facilities participating in the Title XIX (Medicaid) program. See South Carolina Code 44-6-400
  • Target rate of increase: means the federal market basket index as modified by the South Carolina growth index. See South Carolina Code 44-6-5
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.