Patients have the right to see and receive the services of a Patients’ Rights Advocate.
A Patients’ Rights Advocate can:
- Educate us about our rights.
- Advise us on the options we have when our rights are violated unjustly or punitively.
- When working with a Patients’ Rights Advocate, we have the right to meet with them in private to discuss any concerns we may have.
*** Upon admission to a facility, each patient shall immediately be given a copy of a State Department of Mental Health prepared patients’ rights handbook..***
*** Patients’ Rights Posters should be in a visible area where all patients’ can have access to them.***
***A number to the Patients’ Rights Advocate Office is usually posted along with the Patients’ Rights poster***