The South Carolina State Hospital, first named the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, was completed in 1828 in Columbia as one of the first asylums in the county built expressly for the mentally ill and funded by the state government. In 1964, the Department of Mental Health was created as an independent agency of state government to develop a more comprehensive system, which combined medical care and treatment with expanded community services, mental health education, consultation, professional training, and research.

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  • SC DMH patient advocacy report October 2021 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health. Office of Patient Advocacy (South Carolina State Library, 2021-10)
    The Office of Patient Advocacy at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Office of Patient Advocacy.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 10/31/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-10-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 09/30/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09-30)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Possible talking points SCDMH FY 2023 state budget request 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-10-11)
    The Department needs substantial additional funding for employee compensation to be able to retain and recruit an adequate workforce. The amounts requested in this document are aimed at raising employees pay as close to ...
  • Diversity news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (2021-10)
    This quarterly newsletter is published by the Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health and provides information on efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion ...
  • South Carolina Department of Mental Health board training manual for community mental health center boards 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-18)
    The purpose of this manual is to provide you with general principles for the operation of community boards, basic information about the Department of Mental Health, the laws and statutes that govern the agency and the ...
  • Fiscal Year 2022-23 agency budget plan 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09-23)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health reports to the Office of State Budget its annual budget plan that includes a budget plan summary, recurring operating request, non-recurring operating request and capital request.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report September 2021 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health. Office of Patient Advocacy (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09)
    The Office of Patient Advocacy at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Office of Patient Advocacy.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report August 2021 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health. Office of Patient Advocacy (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08)
    The Office of Patient Advocacy at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Office of Patient Advocacy.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 08/31/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Fiscal Year 2020-2021 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    South Carolina laws require that each state agency publish and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual accountability report that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish ...
  • Homeshare provider handbook 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03)
    Homeshare is a program of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health which provides intensive and individualized community-based mental health services for adults who are psychiatrically disabled. Each patient is matched ...
  • Institutional Review Board manual 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Institutional Review Board (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-17)
    The department recognizes the need for safeguarding the rights and welfare of research subjects and their private health information. In accordance with the US Department of Health and Human Services regulations, the SCDMH ...
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report July 2021 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health. Office of Patient Advocacy (South Carolina State Library, 2021-07)
    The Office of Patient Advocacy at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Office of Patient Advocacy.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report June 2021 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health. Office of Patient Advocacy (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06)
    The Office of Patient Advocacy at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Office of Patient Advocacy.
  • Proviso 117.71 - fines and fees Fiscal Year 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    This is the South Carolina Department of Mental Health's report for fine and fee revenue to the Senate Finance Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 07/31/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-07-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • CAPSS News: Volume 6, Issue 2 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Client Affairs (2012-05)
    This newsletter provides specialized information on client issues, at the center level, state level and nationally for self-identified employees and will help to foster a better informed workforce through information sharing ...
  • CAPSS News: Volume 6, Issue 1 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Client Affairs (2012-02)
    This newsletter provides specialized information on client issues, at the center level, state level and nationally for self-identified employees and will help to foster a better informed workforce through information sharing ...
  • CAPSS News: Volume 5, Issue 3 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Client Affairs (2011-06)
    This newsletter provides specialized information on client issues, at the center level, state level and nationally for self-identified employees and will help to foster a better informed workforce through information sharing ...

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