Your Rights as a Client
You have the right to:
- Be informed of all client rights.
- Be informed of your condition.
- Know the cost of services.
- Exercise your rights without reprisal.
- Be treated with consideration and respect for personal dignity, autonomy, and privacy.
- Receive services in the least restrictive environment.
- Be informed of proposed services, treatment or therapies and alternatives.
- Give consent or to refuse any service, treatment or therapy.
- Participate in the development, review and revision of your treatment plan.
- Freedom from unnecessary or excessive medication.
- Freedom from unnecessary physical restraint or seclusion.
- Receive a copy of you individualized treatment plan.
- Not be discriminated against for receiving services on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap or developmental disability.
- Have access to your client record in accordance with program procedures.
- Consult with an independent treatment specialist or legal counsel at your own expense.
- File a grievance in accordance with program procedures.
- Have oral and written instructions concerning the procedure for filing a grievance. (Each agency will give you a copy of it's clients rights policy and grievance procedures.)