SC Laws that Pertain to Mental Health

NOTICE: The following  reference to the Code of Laws of South Carolina is for general information only.   Specific circumstances and facts may require consultation with DMH supervisory staff and/or the Office of General Counsel.  

The following are links to portions of the Code of Laws of South Carolina pertaining to DMH, voluntary and involuntary (judicial commitment and emergency admission) treatment, capacity to stand trial, patient rights, sexually violent predator, etc.  For a full reading of specific statutes from “South Carolina Legislature Online” follow the TITLE and CHAPTER LINKS below.


TITLE 44  HEALTH

 TITLE 44  CHAPTER 9     STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

TITLE 44    CHAPTER 11   ORGANIZATION AND CONTROL OF STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES

TITLE 44    CHAPTER 13  ADMISSION, DETENTION AND REMOVAL OF PATIENTS AT STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES

TITLE 44    CHAPTER 15  LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, BOARDS AND CENTERS