STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Columbia, South Carolina
|OFFICE OF THE STATE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH||
DIRECTIVE NO. 122-68
TO: All Facilities and Components of the Department of Mental Health
SUBJECT: State of Compliance, Civil Rights Act of 1964
The State Commissioner of Mental Health firmly believes that the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 continue to be met by this Department. State Hospital Superintendents, Deputy Mental Health Commissioners and Medical Directors are directed to continue to supervise this program of compliance to prevent any violation of the above act. In this connection all programs conducted by the Department of Mental Health will continue in such a manner that no person will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under such program or programs on the grounds of race, color or national origin.
An official of the State Department of Mental Health will review these programs periodically to determine whether they are being conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
Any person who believes he has been subjected to discrimination in connection with these programs should file a written complaint to the State Commissioner of Mental Health within 90 days from the date of the alleged discrimination. The State Commissioner or his designee will investigate the complaint. If the investigation indicates a failure to comply, the complainant will be notified and the matter will be resolved by appropriate means. If the investigation indicates that the complaint is unjustified, the complainant will be notified accordingly. The appropriate Federal agency will be informed concerning the disposition of complaints.
Copies of this Directive shall be placed on all bulletin boards and in waiting rooms.
This Directive rescinds Directive No. 40-63 dated February 24, 1963.
August 15, 1968