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01.     Definitions And General Provisions
02.     Powers And Obligations Of Persons Of Unsound Mind [Transferred]
03.     State Mental Health Programs
04.     South Dakota Human Services Center
05.     Local Mental Health Centers And Community Support Providers
06.     Interstate Cooperation In Mental Health Services
07.     County Boards Of Mental Illness
08.     Voluntary Hospitalization Of Patients With Mental Illness
09.     Commitment And Board-Ordered Treatment Of Mentally Ill Persons [Transferred]
10.     Emergency Commitment Of Dangerously Ill Persons
11.     Extradition Of Persons Of Unsound Mind [Repealed]
11A.     Hearings Procedure
12.     Care, Treatment, And Rights Of Patients With Mental Illness
13.     Costs Of Care And Treatment In State Facilities
14.     Discharge Of Patients
15.     Treatment Of Minors
16.     Mental Illness Treatment Decisions [Repealed]

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