This chapter may be cited as the "Adult Health Care Consent Act". HISTORY: 1990 Act No. 472, Section 1. SECTION 44-66-20. Definitions. As used in this chapter: (1) "Health care" means a procedure to diagnose or treat a human disease, ailment, defect, abnormality, .
The South Carolina “Adult Healthcare Consent Act” was signed into law on June 7 and takes effect on January 1, 2014. A recent bill (S.117 - Hayes) amended the Adult Health Care Consent Act that requires a provider to include an opportunity for the patient to designate an individual with whom the provider may discuss the patient’s medical condition and treatment on the patient information.
(a) the authority to give or refuse substitute consent to health care for the adult is terminated, (b) the decision made under subsection (1) is rescinded, and (c) before the health care that is the subject of the decision made under subsection (1) is begun or continued, the adult must give consent to .
Adult Health Care Consent Act. Section 44-66-10. This chapter may be cited as the 'Adult Health Care Consent Act'. Section 44-66-20. As used in this chapter: (1) 'Health care' means a procedure to diagnose or treat a human disease, ailment, defect, abnormality, or complaint, whether of physical or mental origin.