§ 44-66-10 Short title
§ 44-66-20 Definitions
§ 44-66-30 Persons who may make health care decisions for patient who is unable to consent; order of priority; exceptions
§ 44-66-40 Provision of health care without consent where there is serious threat to health of patient or to relieve suffering; person having highest priority to make health care decision
§ 44-66-50 Provision of health care without consent to relieve suffering, restore bodily function, or to preserve life, health, or bodily integrity of patient
§ 44-66-60 No authority to provide health care to patient who is unable to consent where health care is against religious beliefs of patient or patients prior instructions
§ 44-66-70 Person who makes health care decision for another not subject to civil or criminal liability, nor liable for costs of care; health care provider not subject to civil or criminal liability
§ 44-66-75 Designating a family member with whom provider may discuss medical condition; exemptions
§ 44-66-80 Other laws mandating or allowing testing or treatment without consent unaffected

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 44 > Chapter 66

  • Health care: means a procedure to diagnose or treat a human disease, ailment, defect, abnormality, or complaint, whether of physical or mental origin. See South Carolina Code 41-27-590
  • Health care professional: means an individual who is licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized by the laws of this State to provide health care to members of the public. See South Carolina Code 41-27-590
  • Patient: means an individual sixteen years of age or older who presents or is presented to a health care provider for treatment. See South Carolina Code 41-27-590
  • Person: includes , but is not limited to, an individual, a state agency, or a representative of a state agency. See South Carolina Code 41-27-590
  • Physician: means an individual who is licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy pursuant to Chapter 47, Title 40. See South Carolina Code 41-27-590
  • provider: means a person, health care facility, organization, or corporation licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by the laws of this State to administer health care. See South Carolina Code 41-27-590
  • Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intermediate, and inpatient services and care that may be extended to a patient to diagnose and treat a human disease, ailment, defect, abnormality, or complaint, whether of physical or mental origin. See South Carolina Code 41-27-590
  • Unable to consent: means unable to appreciate the nature and implications of the patient's condition and proposed health care, to make a reasoned decision concerning the proposed health care, or to communicate that decision in an unambiguous manner. See South Carolina Code 41-27-590