Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
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1 Replies |Report This| Share this:What Are My Rights?I saw this and thought it might be good to post - will also post under resources. This is for anyone recieving public mental health services.<br /> <br /><b>As a person recieving <u>public mental health services</u>, What are my rights?</b><br /> <br />You Can Exercise the Following Rights:<br /> <br />1. To be treated with respect and dignity<br /> <br />2. To have your privacy protected<br /> <br />3. To help develop a plan of care and services that meet your needs<br /> <br />4. To participate in decisions regarding your mental health care<br /> <br />5. To recieve services in a barrier-free location (accessible)<br /> <br />6. To request information about names, location, phone numbers, and languages for local agencies<br /> <br />7. The right to receive the amount and duration of services you need<br /> <br />8. To request information about the structure and operation of the RSN<br /> <br />9. The right to services within 2 hrs for emergency care and 24 hrs for urgent care<br /> <br />10. To be free from use of seclusion or restraints<br /> <br />11. To receive age and cultrurally appropriate services<br /> <br />12. To be provided a certified interpreter and translated material at no cost to you<br /> <br />13. To understand available treatment options and alternatives<br /> <br />14. To refuse any proposed treatment<br /> <br />15. To receive care that does not discriminate against you (e.g. age, race, type of illness)<br /> <br />16. To be free of any sexual exploitation or harassment<br /> <br />17. To receive an explanation of all medications prescribed and possible side effects<br /> <br />18. To make an advance directive, which states your choices and prefrences for mental health care<br /> <br />19. To receive quality services that are medically necessary<br /> <br />20. To have a second opinion from a mental health professional<br /> <br />21. To file a grievance with your agency or RSN<br /> <br />22. To file a PIHP appeal based on a PIHP written Notice of Action<br /> <br />23. To choose a mental health care provider or choose one for your child who is under thirteen years of age<br /> <br />24. To change mental health care providers during the first 30 days, and sometimes more often<br /> <br />25. To file a request fo an adminstrative (fair) hearing<br /> <br />26. To request and receive a copy of your medical records and ask for changes<br /> <br />27. Be free from retaliation<br /> <br /><a rel="nofollow" href="https://upsprod-e.uhc.com/imageserver/ubhp/pierce/pdfs/Consumer_Rights_English.pdf">https://upsprod-e.uhc.com/imageserver/ubhp/pierce/pdfs/Consumer_Rights_English.pdf</a>
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