A. The form and content of all applications, reports, records, petitions, and certificates provided for in the laws relating to the care and commitment of mentally ill persons or chemically dependent persons shall be in such form and of such content as required by the Department of Mental Health.
B. Inquiries concerning the existence of an approved Department of Mental Health form for any procedure or proceeding shall be made to Forms Control, South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Columbia, South Carolina.
C. Requests to obtain forms shall be made to Forms Supply, South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Columbia, South Carolina. Required forms will be provided free of charge; however, the Department of Mental Health reserves the right to limit quantities. All requests shall indicate name and address of the requestor, reference to the specific form (preferably by number and title) and quantity desired. Community requests for emergency admission forms are to be made through the local community mental health center.
D. When an approved Department of Mental Health form is available for any procedure or proceeding, no other form shall be used in lieu thereof. Use of an inappropriate or improper form shall, at the option of the Department of Mental Health, render that procedure or proceeding null and void.