Article 1 Short Title; Definitions
Article 3 Registration and Licensing Generally
Article 4 Release of Licensing and Registration Information
Article 5 Registration and License Fees
Article 6 Corporate-Owned Fleet Motor Vehicles
Article 7 Free Vehicular Registration for Disabled Veterans [Repealed]
Article 8 Free Vehicular Registration for Former Prisoners of War [Repealed]
Article 9 License Plates and Registration Cards Generally
Article 10 Year of Manufacture Motor Vehicle License Plates
Article 11 Special License Plates; Amateur Radio Operators
Article 12 Special License Plates for Emergency Medical Technicians
Article 13 Special License Plates; Publicly Owned Motor Vehicles
Article 14 Special License Plates; Members of the United States Military Reserve [Repealed]
Article 15 Special License Plates; Members of National Guard [Repealed]
Article 16 Special License Plates; Medal of Honor Recipients [Repealed]
Article 17 Special License Plates; Disabled Persons Required to Use Wheelchairs
Article 18 Free Parking for Handicapped Persons
Article 19 Special License Plates; Special Personalized Plates
Article 20 Special License Plates; Members of Foreign Consulates [Repealed]
Article 21 Special License Plates; Transportation of House Trailers
Article 22 Special License Plates: Former Members of the South Carolina Delegation of the United States Congress, Retired Judicial Officers, Members of Municipal and County Councils, Coroners, Mayors, and Members of the General Assembly Receiving Retirement Benefit
Article 23 Special License Plates; Antique Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Article 24 Sample License Plates
Article 25 Motor Vehicle Dealers’ Licenses; Demonstration Plates
Article 26 Special Motor Vehicle Registration
Article 27 Enforcement; Records and Reports
Article 28 Special License Plates; “Conserve South Carolina”
Article 29 Temporary License Plates and Certificates of Registration of Motor Vehicles to Be Registered and Licensed in Another State
Article 30 Temporary License Plates and Certificates of Registration of Motor Vehicles Used Only for Corporate Research and Development
Article 31 Special License Plates for Volunteer Firemen
Article 32 Temporary License Plates and Registration Cards for Trailers and Semi-Trailers
Article 33 Special License Plates for Recipients of the Purple Heart [Repealed]
Article 34 National Wild Turkey Federation Special License Plates
Article 35 Penn Center Special License Plates
Article 36 South Carolina Nurses Special License Plates
Article 37 Special College or University License Plates
Article 38 American Legion Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 39 Shag Commemorative License Plates
Article 40 Keep South Carolina Beautiful License Plates
Article 41 South Carolina Elks Association Special License Plates
Article 42 Carolina Panthers Special License Plates
Article 43 Special License Plates-Retired Members of the United States Armed Forces [Repealed]
Article 44 Share the Road License Plates
Article 45 South Carolina Wildlife License Plates
Article 46 Homeownership: the American Dream Special License Plates
Article 48 Sons of Confederate Veterans Special License Plates
Article 49 South Carolina Firefighters License Plates
Article 50 Public Education: a Great Investment License Plates
Article 51 South Carolina: First in Golf License Plates
Article 52 Charter Limousine License Plates
Article 53 Normandy Invasion Survivors Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 54 Fraternal Order of Police Special License Plates
Article 55 Pearl Harbor Survivors’ License Plates [Repealed]
Article 56 United States Armed Services Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 57 United States Naval Academy Special License Plates
Article 58 County Veterans Affairs Officers Special License Plates
Article 59 United States Air Force Academy Special License Plates
Article 61 Arts Awareness Special License Plates
Article 62 Saltwater Fishing Special License Plates
Article 63 Support Our Troops Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 64 Emergency Medical Service Special License Plates
Article 65 “Boy Scouts of America” and “Eagle Scout”
Article 66 Native American Special License Plates
Article 67 South Carolina Peach Council Special License Plates
Article 68 Korean War Veterans Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 69 Cancer Research Centers of the Carolinas Special License Plates
Article 70 Square Dance Commemorative License Plates
Article 71 Special License Decal; Forest Products Haulers
Article 72 Special Olympics License Plates
Article 73 Fraternity and Sorority License Plates
Article 74 Vietnam War Veterans Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 75 South Carolina Aquarium Special License Plates
Article 76 Shriners License Plates
Article 77 Our Farms-Our Future Special License Plates
Article 78 License Plates On Behalf of the H. L. Hunley Submarine
Article 79 Recycling Special License Plates
Article 80 Hunting Island State Park Special License Plates
Article 81 Nonprofit Organization License Plates
Article 82 Special License Plates Production and Distribution Guidelines
Article 83 Rotary International Special License Plates
Article 84 Marine Corps League Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 85 Lions Club Special License Plates
Article 86 Ducks Unlimited Special License Plates
Article 87 Nascar Special License Plates
Article 88 World War II Veterans Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 89 “Choose Life” Special License Plates
Article 90 Sertoma International Special License Plates
Article 91 South Carolina Technology Alliance Special License Plates
Article 92 In God We Trust Special License Plates
Article 93 United We Stand Special License Plates
Article 94 Special Morris Island Lighthouse License Plates
Article 95 God Bless America Special License Plates
Article 96 “No More Homeless Pets” Special License Plates
Article 97 Heritage Classic Foundation Special License Plates
Article 98 Breast Cancer Awareness Special License Plates
Article 99 Gold Star Family Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 100 “Parrot Head” Special License Plates
Article 101 Operation Desert Storm-Desert Shield Veteran Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 102 Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 103 Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran Special License Plate [Repealed]
Article 104 Veteran License Plates [Repealed]
Article 105 “I Believe” Special License Plates
Article 106 Silver Star Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 107 Bronze Star Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 108 South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation Special License Plates
Article 109 “Tree My Dog” Special License Plates
Article 110 United States Navy Chief Petty Officer Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 111 United States Marine Corps Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 112 “Distinguished Service Medal” Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 113 “Second Amendment” Special License Plates
Article 114 “Historic” Special Motor Vehicle License Plates
Article 115 “Distinguished Service Cross” Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 116 “Department of the Navy” Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 117 “Parents and Spouses of Active Duty Overseas Veterans”
Article 118 “State Flag” Special License Plates
Article 119 “South Carolina Highway Patrol-Retired” License Plates
Article 120 “I Support Libraries” Special License Plates
Article 121 “South Carolina Educator” Special License Plates
Article 122 “Beach Music” Special License Plates
Article 123 Citadel Alumni Association “Big Red” Special License Plates
Article 124 “Largemouth Bass” Special License Plates
Article 125 High School Special License Plates
Article 126 “South Carolina Wildlife Federation” Special License Plates
Article 127 “Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune” Special License Plates
Article 128 Gadsden Flag License Plates
Article 129 “Active Duty Members of the United States Armed Forces” Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 130 “2010-11 Baseball National Champions” Special License Plates
Article 131 “Combat-Related Disabled Veteran” Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 132 Special License Plates for Recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross [Repealed]
Article 133 Motorcycle Awareness Alliance Special License Plates
Article 134 S.C. Riverkeepers Special License Plates
Article 135 Autism Awareness Special License Plates
Article 136 South Carolina Stands With Israel Special License Plates
Article 137 American Red Cross Special License Plates
Article 138 Chase Away Childhood Cancer Special License Plates
Article 139 Special Personalized Motor Vehicle License Plates
Article 140 “Clemson University 2016 and 2018 Football National Champions” Special License Plates
Article 142 “University of South Carolina 2017 and 2022 Women’s Basketball National Champions” Special License Plates
Article 143 “Palmetto Cross” Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 144 “Legion of Merit” Special License Plates [Repealed]
Article 145 “Virginia Tech” Special License Plates
Article 146 “Powering the Palmetto State” Special License Plates
Article 147 “Drivers for a Cure” Special License Plates
Article 148 Two Hundred Fifty Year Anniversary Revolutionary War Commemorative Special License Plates
Article 149 Military Special License Plates

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 56 > Chapter 3 - Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing

  • Abandoned: means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Adaptive parenting equipment: means equipment or any other item that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the parenting capabilities of a person with a disability. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • Adaptive parenting techniques: means strategies for accomplishing childcare and other parenting tasks that enable a person with a disability to execute a task safely for themselves and their children alone or in conjunction with adaptive parenting equipment. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • Administrator: means the individual to whom the director has delegated authority to administer the programs of a specific board or of a professional or occupational group for which the department has regulatory authority or has delegated authority to administer the programs of a specific board;

    (2) "Authorization to practice" or "Practice authorization" means the approval to practice the specified profession, engage in the specified occupation, or use a title protected under this article, which has been granted by the applicable board. See South Carolina Code 40-1-20
  • Adult: means an individual who is at least eighteen years of age or an emancipated minor. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Adverse action: means any action taken by a state psychology regulatory authority which finds a violation of a statute or regulation that is identified by the state psychology regulatory authority as discipline and is a matter of public record. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Agency: means the clerk of court of this State and, when the context requires, means either the court or agency of any other jurisdiction with functions similar to those defined in this chapter, including the issuance and enforcement of support orders. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • alternate supervising physician: means a South Carolina licensed physician currently possessing an active, unrestricted permanent license to practice medicine in South Carolina who accepts the responsibility to supervise a PA's activities in the absence of the supervising physician and this physician is approved by the physician supervisor in writing in the scope of practice guidelines. See South Carolina Code 40-47-910
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Anesthesiologist: means a physician who has successfully completed an approved anesthesiology training program including, but not limited to, a program approved by the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education, American Osteopathic Association, or its equivalent or successor. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1210
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approved written scope of practice guidelines: means specific statements developed by a physician or the medical staff and a physician assistant that establish physician delegation for medical aspects of care, including the prescription of medications. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Arrearage: means amounts of past-due and unpaid monthly support obligations established by court or administrative order. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Arrearage: means the total amount overdue under an order of support. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology: means a licensed psychologist's authority to practice telepsychology, within the limits authorized under this compact, in another compact state. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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
  • Board: means the State Board of Medical Examiners for South Carolina. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Board: means the Board of Medical Examiners of South Carolina. See South Carolina Code 40-47-910
  • Board: means the Board of Medical Examiners of South Carolina. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1210
  • Business days: means every day except Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Bylaws: means those bylaws established by the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Commission pursuant to § 40-55-400 for its governance, or for directing and controlling its actions and conduct. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Cardiologist: means a physician who has successfully completed an approved cardiology training program including, but not limited to, a program approved by the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education, or its equivalent or successor. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1520
  • Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist: means a cardiovascular invasive specialist who is currently registered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International, has graduated from an accredited program of Cardiovascular Invasive Technology and who working under the direct supervision of a cardiologist performs procedures on patients resulting in accurate diagnosis and/or optimal treatment of congenital or acquired heart disease. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1520
  • Caretaking authority: means the right to live with and care for a child on a day-to-day basis, including physical custody, parenting time, right to access, and visitation. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Certification: means approval by an established body, other than the board, but recognized by the board, that recognizes the unique, minimal requirements of specialized areas of practice. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Child: means :

    (a) an unemancipated individual who has not attained eighteen years of age; or

    (b) an adult son or daughter by birth or adoption or under the law of this State, other than this article, who is the subject of an existing court order concerning custodial responsibility. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • child: includes , but is not limited to, a person under the age of eighteen years. See South Carolina Code 63-17-10
  • Child: means a person under the age of eighteen. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • Child: means any child, whether above or below the age of majority, with respect to whom a support order exists. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Child: means an individual who has not attained eighteen years of age. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Child custody determination: means a judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Child custody proceeding: means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child is an issue. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • 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.
  • Close and substantial relationship: means a relationship in which a significant bond exists between a child and a nonparent. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Commencement: means the filing of the first pleading in a proceeding. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • commission: means the national administration of which all compact states are members. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Commissioner: means the voting representative appointed by each state psychology regulatory authority pursuant to § 40-55-400. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Committee: means the Physician Assistant Committee as established by this article as an advisory committee responsible to the board. See South Carolina Code 40-47-910
  • Committee: means the Anesthesiologist's Assistant Committee as established by this article as an advisory committee responsible to the board. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1210
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Compact state: means a state, the District of Columbia, or United States territory that has enacted this compact legislation and which has not withdrawn pursuant to § 40-55-430(C) or been terminated pursuant to § 40-55-420(B). See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Compliance with an order for support: means that pursuant to an order for support the person required to pay under the order is in arrears no more than five-hundred dollars and has paid the full child support obligation for the last two consecutive months. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • coordinated database: means an integrated process for collecting, storing, and sharing information on psychologists' licensure and enforcement activities related to psychology licensure laws, which is administered by the recognized membership organization composed of state and provincial psychology regulatory authorities. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • 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 collections: means costs as provided for in § 63-3-370 in addition to the monthly support obligation. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means an entity authorized under the law of this State, other than this article, to establish, enforce, or modify a decision regarding custodial responsibility. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Court: means the family court. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • Court: means the family court of this State and, when the context requires, means either the court or agency of any other jurisdiction with functions similar to those defined in this chapter, including the issuance and enforcement of support orders. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Court: means the family court. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Court: means an entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child custody determination. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Credit bureau: An agency that collects individual credit information and sells it for a fee to creditors so they can make a decision on granting loans. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, and other financing companies. (Also commonly referred to as consumer-reporting agency or credit-reporting agency.) Source: OCC
  • Custodial responsibility: is a comprehensive term that includes any and all powers and duties relating to caretaking authority and decision-making authority for a child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Custodian: means a parent, relative, legal guardian, or other person or agency having physical custody of a child. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Day: means any part of a day in which psychological work is performed. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Decision-making authority: means the power to make important decisions regarding a child, including decisions regarding the child's education, religious training, health care, extra-curricular activities, and travel. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dentist: means a dentist licensed by the South Carolina Board of Dentistry. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Department: means the South Carolina Department of Social Services. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • 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
  • Department: means the Department of Juvenile Justice. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependent child: means a person who is legally entitled to or the subject of a support order for the provision of proper or necessary subsistence, education, medical care, or other care necessary for the person's health, guidance, or well-being who is not otherwise emancipated, self-supporting, married, or a member of the armed forces of the United States. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Deploying parent: means a service member, who is deployed or has been notified of impending deployment, and is:

    (a) a parent of a child under the law of this State other than this article; or

    (b) an individual other than a parent who has custodial responsibility of a child under the law of this State other than this article;

    (9) "Deployment" means the movement or mobilization of a service member to a location for more than ninety days but fewer than eighteen months pursuant to an official order that:

    (a) is designated as unaccompanied;

    (b) does not authorize dependent travel; or

    (c) otherwise does not permit the movement of family members to that location. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Director: means the Director of the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services or the director's designees. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Director: means the Director of the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services or his designee. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Disability: means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual, a record of an impairment, or being regarded as having an impairment, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and as interpreted broadly under that act. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • Disciplinary action: means a final decision and sanction imposed at the conclusion of a disciplinary proceeding. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distant state: means the compact state where a psychologist is physically present (not through the use of telecommunications technologies), to provide temporary in-person, face-to-face psychological services. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Division: means the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Division: means the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Duty of support: includes the duty to pay a monthly support obligation and any arrearage. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Entity: means a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability corporation, association, joint venture, cooperative, company, corporation, or other public or private legal entity authorized by law. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • entity: means , for the purposes of issuing or revoking a license, a state, county, or municipal agency, board, department, office, or commission that issues a license. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family member: includes a sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin, stepparent, or grandparent of a child and an individual recognized to be in a familial relationship with a child under the law of this State other than this article. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Final decision: means an order of the board that concludes a license application proceeding or formal disciplinary proceeding. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • 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.
  • Fleet: means fifty or more marked private passenger motor vehicles or property carrying vehicles with empty weight of not more than twenty-two thousand pounds and a gross vehicle weight of not more than twenty-six thousand pounds, owned or long-term leased by a corporation or other legal entity, and registered in this State pursuant to this article. See South Carolina Code 56-3-1010
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foster home: means a household of one or more persons who are licensed or approved to provide full-time care for one to five children living apart from their parents or guardians. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • Guardian: means a person who legally has the care and management of a child. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • handicapped: means a person who has one or more of the following conditions:

    (1) an inability to ordinarily walk one hundred feet nonstop without aggravating an existing medical condition, including the increase of pain;

    (2) an inability to ordinarily walk without the use of, or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device;

    (3) a restriction by lung disease to the extent that the person's forced expiratory volume for one second when measured by spirometry is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty mm/hg on room air at rest;

    (4) requires use of portable oxygen;

    (5) a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards established by the American Heart Association. See South Carolina Code 56-3-1910
  • Handicapped: means a person as defined in § 56-3-1910. See South Carolina Code 56-3-1950
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Home state: means a compact state where a psychologist is licensed to practice psychology. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Home state: means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at least six consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Identity history summary: means a summary of information retained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or other designee with similar authority, in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Income: means any form of payment to an individual as defined in § 63-17-1410. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Incompetence: means the failure of a licensee to demonstrate and apply the knowledge, skill, and care that is ordinarily possessed and exercised by other practitioners of the same licensure status and required by the generally accepted standards of the profession. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Initial determination: means the first child custody determination concerning a particular child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Initial licensure: means the first authorization to practice issued to a person by a licensing authority in this State or any other state. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Issuing court: means the court that makes a child custody determination for which enforcement is sought under this article. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Joint custody: means both parents have equal rights and responsibilities for major decisions concerning the child, including the child's education, medical and dental care, extracurricular activities, and religious training; however, a judge may designate one parent to have sole authority to make specific, identified decisions while both parents retain equal rights and responsibilities for all other decisions. See South Carolina Code 63-15-210
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • judge: means any court or judge in this State having jurisdiction to determine the liability of persons for the support of another person. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Judge: means the judge of the family court. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • Judge: means the judge of the family court. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Jurisdiction: means any state or political subdivision, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • 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.
  • juvenile: means a person less than eighteen years of age. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • 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
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means a current document authorizing a person to practice. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • License: means :

    (a) a certificate, license, credential, permit, registration, or any other authorization issued by a licensing entity that allows an individual or is required of an individual to engage in a business, occupation, or profession and includes, but is not limited to, a medical license, teaching certificate, commission and certificate of training from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for a sworn law enforcement officer, and a hunting, fishing, or trapping license for commercial use and the privilege to hunt, fish, or trap or hold a hunting, fishing, or trapping license for commercial use;

    (b) a driver's license and includes, but is not limited to, a beginner's or instruction permit, a restricted driver's license, a motorcycle driver's license, or a commercial driver's license;

    (c) a hunting, fishing, or trapping license for recreational purposes and the privilege to hunt, fish, or trap or hold a hunting, fishing, or trapping license for recreational purposes;

    (d) a watercraft registration. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • License: means authorization by a state psychology regulatory authority to engage in the independent practice of psychology, which would be unlawful without the authorization. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Licensee: means an individual holding a license issued by a licensing entity. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited contact: means the opportunity for a nonparent to visit with a child for a limited period of time. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Limited license: means a current time-limited and practice-limited document that authorizes practice at the level for which one is seeking licensure. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misconduct: means violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or regulations promulgated by the board pursuant to this chapter or violation of any of the principles of ethics as adopted by the board or incompetence or unprofessional conduct. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Modification: means a child custody determination that changes, replaces, supersedes, or is otherwise made after a previous determination concerning the same child, whether or not it is made by the court that made the previous determination. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Monthly support obligation: means the monthly amount of current child support that an obligor is ordered to pay by the court or by the division pursuant to this article. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • NCCPA: means the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Inc. See South Carolina Code 40-47-910
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Noncompact state: means any state which is not at the time a compact state. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Nonparent: means an individual other than a deploying parent or other parent. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Obligee: means a person or agency to whom a duty of support is owed or a person or agency having commenced a proceeding for the establishment or enforcement of an alleged duty of support. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Obligee: means any person or entity which is entitled to receive support under an order of support and includes an agency of another jurisdiction to which a person has assigned his right to support. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Obligor: means a person owing a duty of support or against whom a proceeding for the establishment or enforcement of a duty to support is commenced. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Obligor: means any person required to make payments under the term of a support order for a child, spouse, or former spouse. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Order: means an administrative order that involves the establishment of paternity and/or the establishment and enforcement of an order for child support and/or medical support issued by the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services or the administrative agency of another state or comparable jurisdiction with similar authority. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Order for support: means an order being enforced by the division under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and which provides for periodic payments of funds for the support of a child or maintenance of a spouse or former spouse and support of a child, whether temporary or final and includes, but is not limited to, an order for reimbursement for public assistance or an order for making periodic payments on a support arrearage. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Osteopathic medicine: means a complete school of medicine and surgery utilizing all methods of diagnosis and treatment in health and disease and placing special emphasis on the interrelationship of the musculo-skeletal system to all other body systems. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Other parent: means an individual who, in common with a deploying parent, is:

    (a) the parent of a child under the law of this State other than this article; or

    (b) an individual other than a parent with custodial responsibility of a child under the law of this State other than this article. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parent: means biological parent, adoptive parents, step-parent, or person with legal custody. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • Parent: means biological parent, adoptive parents, step-parent, or person with legal custody. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Parole board: means the Board of Juvenile Parole under the Department of Juvenile Justice. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • 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.
  • Payee: means a custodial parent on whose behalf child support payments are being collected or an agency or its designee in this or another state to which an assignment of rights to child support has been made. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Payor: means any payor of income. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Person: means a natural person, male or female. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, governmental agency or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Person acting as a parent: means a person, other than a parent, who:

    (a) has physical custody of the child or has had physical custody for a period of six consecutive months, including any temporary absence, within one year immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding; and

    (b) has been awarded legal custody by a court or claims a right to legal custody under the law of this State. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physical custody: means the physical care and supervision of a child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Physician: means a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine licensed by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Practice of Medicine: means :

    (a) advertising, holding out to the public or representing in any manner that one is authorized to practice medicine in this State;

    (b) offering or undertaking to prescribe, order, give, or administer any drug or medicine for the use of any other person;

    (c) offering or undertaking to prevent or to diagnose, correct or treat in any manner, or by any means, methods, or devices, disease, illness, pain, wound, fracture, infirmity, defect, or abnormal physical or mental condition of a person, including the management of pregnancy and parturition;

    (d) offering or undertaking to perform any surgical operation upon a person;

    (e) rendering a written or otherwise documented medical opinion concerning the diagnosis or treatment of a patient or the actual rendering of treatment to a patient within this State by a physician located outside the State as a result of transmission of individual patient data by electronic or other means from within a state to such physician or his or her agent;

    (f) rendering a determination of medical necessity or a decision affecting the diagnosis and/or treatment of a patient is the practice of medicine subject to all of the powers provided to the Board of Medical Examiners, except as provided in § 38-59-25;

    (g) using the designation Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician, Surgeon, Physician and Surgeon, Dr. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • 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.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Psychologist: means an individual licensed for the independent practice of psychology. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Reactivation: means the restoration to active status of an authorization from inactive status. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Receiving state: means a compact state where the client/patient is physically located when the telepsychological services are delivered. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • 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 63-15-502
  • 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.
  • Respondent: means a person charged with responding in a disciplinary or other administrative action. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Return from deployment: means the conclusion of a service member's deployment as specified in uniformed service orders. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Revocation: means the permanent cancellation or withdrawal of an authorization issued by the board. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Rule: means a written statement by the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Commission promulgated pursuant to § 40-55-410 of the compact that is of general applicability, implements, interprets, or prescribes a policy or provision of the compact, or an organizational, procedural, or practice requirement of the commission and has the force and effect of statutory law in a compact state, and includes the amendment, repeal, or suspension of an existing rule. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Service member: means a member of a uniformed service. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Significant investigatory information: means :

    (a) investigative information that a state psychology regulatory authority, after a preliminary inquiry that includes notification and an opportunity to respond if required by state law, has reason to believe, if proven true, would indicate more than a violation of a state statute or ethics code that would be considered more substantial than a minor infraction; or

    (b) investigative information that indicates that the psychologist represents an immediate threat to public health and safety regardless of whether the psychologist has been notified or had an opportunity to respond. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Sole custody: means a person, including, but not limited to, a parent who has temporary or permanent custody of a child and, unless otherwise provided for by court order, the rights and responsibilities for major decisions concerning the child, including the child's education, medical and dental care, extracurricular activities, and religious training. See South Carolina Code 63-15-210
  • Sponsoring anesthesiologist: means the physician specialist in anesthesiology who signs the anesthesiologist's assistant's application for licensure. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1210
  • 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 63-15-302
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • State: means a state, commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • State psychology regulatory authority: means the board, office or other agency with the legislative mandate to license and regulate the practice of psychology. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Status offense: means an offense which would not be a misdemeanor or felony if committed by an adult including, but not limited to, incorrigibility or beyond the control of parents, truancy, running away, playing or loitering in a billiard room, playing a pinball machine, or gaining admission to a theater by false identification. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervising: means overseeing the activities of, and accepting responsibility for, the medical services rendered by a PA as part of a physician-led team in a manner approved by the board. See South Carolina Code 40-47-910
  • Supervising anesthesiologist: means a South Carolina licensed physician currently possessing an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in South Carolina who practices in the medical specialty of anesthesiology and has successfully completed a residency in anesthesiology, approved by the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education, American Osteopathic Association, or its equivalent or successor. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1210
  • Supervising cardiologist: means a South Carolina licensed physician currently possessing an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in South Carolina who practices in the medical specialty of cardiology and has successfully completed a residency in cardiology, approved by the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education, or its equivalent or successor. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1520
  • supervising physician: means a South Carolina licensed physician currently possessing an active, unrestricted permanent license to practice medicine in South Carolina who is approved to serve as a supervising physician. See South Carolina Code 40-47-910
  • Supervision: means the process of critically observing, directing, and evaluating another person's performance, unless otherwise provided by law. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Supervision: means medically directing and accepting responsibility for the anesthesia services rendered by an anesthesiologist's assistant in a manner approved by the board. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1210
  • Supervision: means medically directing and accepting responsibility for the cardiac services rendered by a registered cardiovascular invasive specialist in a manner provided for in law and the adopted protocol of the licensed facility. See South Carolina Code 40-47-1520
  • Support order: means an order of a court which provides for periodic payments of funds for the support of a child or maintenance of a spouse or former spouse and support of a child, whether temporary or final, whether incidental to a proceeding for divorce, separation, separate maintenance, paternity, guardianship, or otherwise and includes an order providing modification of support payment of an arrearage or reimbursement of support. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Supportive services: means services that help a person with a disability compensate for those aspects of the disability that affect the ability to care for a child and that enables the person to fulfill parental responsibilities including, but not limited to, specialized or adapted training, evaluations, and assistance with effective use of adaptive equipment, and accommodations that enable a person with a disability to benefit from other services, such as braille text or sign language interpretation. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • Suspension: means the temporary withdrawal of authorization to practice for either a definite or indefinite period of time ordered by the board. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Telemedicine: means the practice of medicine using electronic communications, information technology, or other means between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location with or without an intervening practitioner. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Telepsychology: means the provision of psychological services using telecommunication technologies. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Temporary authorization to practice: means a licensed psychologist's authority to conduct temporary in-person, face-to-face practice, within the limits authorized under this compact, in another compact state. See South Carolina Code 40-55-320
  • Temporary license: means a current, time-limited document that authorizes practice at the level for which one is seeking licensure. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tribe: means an Indian tribe or band, or Alaskan native village, which is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniformed service: means :

    (a) active and reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States;

    (b) the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service or the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States; or

    (c) the National Guard. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Warrant: means an order issued by a court authorizing law enforcement officers to take physical custody of a child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.