IRTS Client Rights and Protections

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IRTS Client Rights and Protections

  • Upon Admission: Clients are informed of their legal rights, including the Health Care Bill of Rights.
  • Understandable Information: Information is provided in a format and language the client understands.
  • Right Restrictions: Any restrictions on rights must be documented and approved by a mental health professional.
  • Contact Information: Clients are provided with contact information for agencies that can help them exercise or protect their rights.
  • Additional Rights:
    • Freedom from discrimination
    • Right to be informed before being photographed or recorded
    • All rights listed in the Health Care Bill of Rights (detailed in the document)
  • Health Care Bill of Rights:
    • Includes rights to courteous treatment, appropriate care, information about treatment, participation in planning, refusal of care, privacy, confidentiality, responsive service, personal property, freedom from maltreatment, and more.
  • Property and Funds:
    • The agency does not take possession of client funds or property.
    • Clients are responsible for their own funds.
    • Personal property may be limited but not confiscated, except for illegal or dangerous items.
    • Abandoned property is stored for at least 30 days after discharge.

This policy ensures that clients are aware of their rights and have access to resources to protect them.

IRTS Client Rights and Protections

  • Upon Admission: Clients are informed of their legal rights, including the Health Care Bill of Rights.
  • Understandable Information: Information is provided in a format and language the client understands.
  • Right Restrictions: Any restrictions on rights must be documented and approved by a mental health professional.
  • Contact Information: Clients are provided with contact information for agencies that can help them exercise or protect their rights.
  • Additional Rights:
    • Freedom from discrimination
    • Right to be informed before being photographed or recorded
    • All rights listed in the Health Care Bill of Rights (detailed in the document)
  • Health Care Bill of Rights:
    • Includes rights to courteous treatment, appropriate care, information about treatment, participation in planning, refusal of care, privacy, confidentiality, responsive service, personal property, freedom from maltreatment, and more.
  • Property and Funds:
    • The agency does not take possession of client funds or property.
    • Clients are responsible for their own funds.
    • Personal property may be limited but not confiscated, except for illegal or dangerous items.
    • Abandoned property is stored for at least 30 days after discharge.

This policy ensures that clients are aware of their rights and have access to resources to protect them.