SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Columbia, South Carolina

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF MENTAL HEALTH

DIRECTIVE NO. 918-13

 

(3-100)

TO: All Organizational Components

SUBJECT: Departmental Recreational Area


THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT IS TO BE INTERPRETED CONSISTENT WITH SECTION 41-1-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA. NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT OR ANY SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH (SCDMH) DIRECTIVE, EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK, MANUAL, POLICY PROCEDURE, OR RELATED DOCUMENT, CREATES AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT OR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENTS. SCDMH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THIS DOCUMENT AND ANY SCDMH DIRECTIVE, HANDBOOK, MANUAL, POLICY PROCEDURE, OR OTHER DOCUMENT. NO PROMISES OR ASSURANCES CONFLICTING WITH THIS STATEMENT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT.

I. POLICY

The Department of Mental Health is committed to providing the best quality of life possible for its patients. As part of this commitment, the Department recognizes the importance of a comprehensive recreational activities program. In order to support these recreational activities, the Department of Mental Health maintains one outdoor recreational area, Village Lake.

II. APPROVED ACTIVITIES

Village Lake – Fishing is approved. Swimming and boating are prohibited.

III. AUTHORIZED USE

The departmental recreational area is primarily for patient recreational activities. All facilities of the Department of Mental Health are strongly encouraged to use this area to its fullest potential.

The area is also available to Midlands Center, Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, for client activities only.

Employees, retired employees, and relatives/guests accompanied by employees or retired employees may purchase one day fishing permits for $2.00 each. No more than fifteen permits may be sold each day for Village Lake Recreational Area. The number of people using a single shelter for a particular activity will be limited to twenty-five (25). Revenues derived from these fees shall be used to maintain this recreational area.

IV. RESPONSIBILITIES

This directive supersedes SCDMH Directive No. 876-06 dated August 24, 2006 entitled "Departmental Recreational Areas".


John H. Magill, State Director 

John H. Magill, State Director of Mental Health

 

Approved: December 2, 2013