RECIPIENT RIGHTS

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RECIPIENT RIGHTS
VOLUNTEER IN-SERVICE
2013
ADULT DAYCARE PROGRAM
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CRITERIA TO ATTEND ADC
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26 CLIENTS
AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE 18
STAFF TO CLIENT RATIO
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¼ IN-HOUSE
½ OUTINGS
VOLUNTEER ROLES
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DEMENTIA DIAGNOSIS
ASSIST ON OUTINGS
PARTICIPATE IN CRAFTS, GAMES AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
WE APPRECIATE OUR VOLUNTEERS!
PURPOSE
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UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTS GUARANTEED TO ALL U.S.
CITIZENS
UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTS GUARANTEED TO ALL
PERSONS RECEIVING MENTAL
HEALTH SERVICES
IN MICHIGAN
58% OF ADULT DAYCARE
PROGRAM CLIENTS RECEIVE
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
A RIGHT IS……
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THAT WHICH IS ENTITLED TO
HAVE, TO DO, OR TO RECEIVE
FROM OTHERS, WITHIN THE
LIMITS PRESCRIBED BY LAW.
SO A RIGHT MUST:
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MUST BE DEFINED BY LAW AND
HAVE A LEGAL MEANS OF
PROTECTING THAT RIGHT
AMOUNG THE RIGHTS
GUARANTEED TO EVERYONE
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RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION
•FREEDOM OF SPEECH
•SEARCH AND SEIZURE
•DUE PROCESS
•LEGAL PROTECTION
•VOTING
*PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS YOU. FOR
PERSONS RECEIVING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN MICHIGAN,
THESE RIGHTD MAY ,HOWEVER, BE LIMITED UNDER CERTAIN
CIRCUMSTANCES, AS OUTLINED IN THE MICHIGAN MENTAL HEALTH
CODE AND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.
MICHIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CODE
“THE CODE”
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PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH
SERVICES ARE REFERRED TO BY LAW, AS
RECIPIENTS
THE CODE GIVES RECIPIENTS THE
RIGHT TO RECEIVE APPROPRIATE
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND TO BE
TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
SOME OF THE RIGHTS
GUARANTEED UNDER THE CODE
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ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE RIGHTS
CIVIL RIGHTS
COMMUNICATION AND VISITATION RIGHTS
CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISCLOSURE RIGHTS
ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS
MONEY RIGHTS
PERSONAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT RIGHTS
TREATMENT RIGHTS
RIGHTS VERSUS PRIVILEGES
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STAFF/VOLUNTEERS SHOULD DISTINGUISH BETWEEN RIGHTS AND
PRIVILEGES IN THEIR TREATMENT OF RECIPIENTS.
A RIGHT IS SOMETHING A RECIPIENT HAS A CLAIM
TO; IT BELONGS TO THE RECIPIENT BY LAW; THE
RECIPIENT IS ENTITLED TO IT.
A PRIVILEGE IS AN ADVANTAGE OF FAVOR GIVEN TO
A RECIPIENT OR GROUPS OF RECIPIENTS THAT MAY
BE WITHHELD FOR VARIOUS REASONS.
PRIVILEGES MAY BE ‘EARNED’; RIGHTS CANNOT BE
EARNED
CONFIDENTIALITY
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CONFIDENTIALITY IS THE PRINCIPLE THAT ALL
STAFF MUST PROTECT WRITTEN AND
UNWRITTEN INFORMATION GAINED WHILE
PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
CONFIDENTIALITY IS A RIGHT OF EVERY
RECIPIENT OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
DON’T GIVE OUT INFORMATION- YOUR FIRST
RESPONSIBILITY IS TO GUARD RECIPIENT
RIGHTS CONCERNING CONFIDENTIALITY.
EXAMPLES OF VIOLATING
CONFIDENTIALITY
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TALKING ABOUT A RECIPIENT OUTSIDE OF THE
VNA
REFERRING TO RECIPIENTS BY NAME WHEN
DISCUSSING WORK WITH FAMILY AND
FRIENDS
GIVING OUT INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE
TO PERSONS WHO SAY THEY ARE RELATIVES
TAKING PHOTOS OR VIDEOS
LISTENING IN ON A RECIPIENTS PHONE
CONVERSATION
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RESPECTING CONFIDENTIALITY MEANS YOU
CANNOT DISCUSS WHAT HAPPENED WITH ANY
RECIPIENT WHEN NOT AT WORK, OR WITH
PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO
RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT A PARTICULAIR
RECIPIENT.
MAKE SURE THERE IS NO WAY UNAUTHORIZED
PERSONS CAN IDENTIFY RECIPIENTS
ABUSE AND NEGLECT
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ABUSE
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HARM OR THREATENED HARM TO A RECIPIENTS
HEALTH OR WELFARE CAUSED BY ANOTHER
PERSON. ABUSE INCLUDES NON-ACCIDENTAL
PHYSICAL OR MENTAL INJURY, SEXUAL ABUSE OR
MALTREATMENT.
NEGLECT
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HARM TO A RECIPIENT’S HEALTH OR WELFARE
CAUSED BY THE CONDUCT OF A PERSON
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECIPIENT’S HEALTH OR
WELFARE. NEGLECT INCLUDES THE FAILURE TO
PROVIDE ADEQUATE FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER
OR MEDICAL CARE.
REPORTING ABUSE AND NEGLECT
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REMEMBER- PROTECTING THE
RECIPIENT IS YOUR FIRST AND MOST
IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILTIY
REPORT ANY INJURIES OR UNUSUAL
BEHAVIORS TO THE ADCP SUPERVISOR
RESPONSIBILITIES
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YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
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YOUR OWN ACTS
FAILURE TO ACT APPROPRIATELY OR QUICKLY
IMMEDIATE REPORTING OF ABUSE
REPORTING UNSAFE CONDITIONS OR RIGHT
VIOLATIONS
INTERVENING TO STOP ABUSIVE ACTIONS OF STAFF
INTERVENING TO STOP THE ACTIONS OF
AGGRESSIVE OR ABUSIVE INDIVIDUALS IN THE
RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY
RECIPIENT RESPONSIBILITIES
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RECIPIENTS ALSO HAVE THE SAME
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THEIR ACTIONS
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THEY MAY BE HELD LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR
BREAKING THE LAW
THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF
THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY
THEY MAY ASK THE FACILITY TO STORE ITEMS OF
VALUE FOR SAFEKEEPING
THEY SHOULD NOT INTERFER WITH THE
TREATMENT OR CARE OF OTHERS
THE OFFICE OF RECIPIENT
RIGHTS
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ST. CLAIR COUNTY COMMUNITY MENTAL
HEALTH SERVICES RECIPIENT RIGHTS
OFFICER IS TRACEY SHARP
REVIEW
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RIGHTS OF MENTAL HEALTH RECIPIENTS IN MICHIGAN ARE
GUARANTEED BY THE MENTAL HEALTH CODE
RIGHTS CANNOT BE LIMITED
THERE IS A RIGHT TO BE SAFE FROM HARM
ALL STAFF HAVE A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILTY TO REPORT
SERIOUS THREATS OF VIOLENCE TO THE THREATENED PERSONS
WITH AUTHORITIES
A PERSON WITH DISABILITIES HAS THE RIGHT TO VOTE IF
HE/SHE IS OVER 18 AND REGISTERED TO VOTE
RECIPIENTS ARE TO BE PROTECTED FROM DISCRIMINATION AND
HAVE ACCOMODATIONS FOR THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL
DISABILITIES
ALL INFORMATION ABOUT A RECIPIENT IS CONFIDENTIAL,
UNLESS EXCEPTED BY LAW
YOU MUST IMMEDIETLY REPORT RECIPIENT RIGHTS VIOLATION

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