SCDMH understands the public’s interest in visiting and photographing its historic properties; however, SCDMH cannot accommodate such requests. In accordance with state and federal laws to ensure the privacy of our patients, audio and visual recording are not allowed on active SCDMH premises.
**The former State Hospital Campus on Bull Street has transferred to private ownership. As such, the SCDMH ended public access and photo releases for the site in 2015.**
This is in accordance with SCDMH directives 858-06 and 837-03, and the following statutes: SC Code of Laws Sections 30-2-20 and 30-2-30: The Family Privacy Protection Act; SC Code of Laws Section 44-22-100 (A): Rights of Mental Health Patients: Confidentiality of records; exceptions; violations and penalties; SC Code of Laws Section 44-11-70 and 44-11-75: Organization and Control of State Mental Health Facilities; Code of Federal Regulations 45 C.F.R. § 160.103: Definitions (HIPAA Privacy Rule); Code of Federal Regulations 45 C.F.R. § 164.514(b): Other Requirements Relating to Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information (HIPAA Privacy Rule); and Code of Federal Regulations 42 CFR Part 2: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records.