Patients' Rights Advocacy Services

The Patients' Rights Services ensures the rights of mental health consumers are known and observed by:
  • Providing information/education to consumers regarding their rights
  • Investigating/resolving complaints about patients' rights violations
  • Monitoring programs/facilities for compliance with laws
  • Providing training and consultation to providers and staff.
Mental Health Consumers
People with mental disabilities retain all rights, privileges, opportunities, and responsibilities of other citizens, unless specifically limited by federal or state law or regulation.

An advocate is available to help consumers:
  • Access services
  • File complaints
  • Understand rights regarding:
    • Involuntary commitment
    • Guardianship
    • Conservatorships
    • Treatment in least restrictive environment.