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CONFIDENTIALITY
MENTAL HEALTH CODE SECTIONS 748, 946

You have the right to:
Have information about your mental health treatment kept private. Information about you and your treatment cannot be given to anyone except as required or allowed by law. For situations when confidential information may be released, please refer to your Recipient Rights Booklet.

ACCESS TO YOUR RECORD
MENTAL HEALTH CODE SECTION 748

You have the right to:
To see your record. Upon request, you or your legal representative may read or get a copy of all or part of your record. There may be a charge for the cost of copying. If you are a adult and the court has not judged you incompetent (appointed a guardian for you), information entered in your record after March 28, 1996 may not be withheld from you under any circumstances.

If you are denied access to your record, you, or someone on your behalf, may appeal the decision.

If you or your legal representative believe your record contains incorrect information, you or they may place a statement in your record that corrects that information. You may not remove what is already in the record.

DENIAL OF SERVICES/GRIEVANCE AND APPEALS PROCESS

You have the right to:
To appeal decisions regarding your care. If services to you have been denied, reduced, suspended or terminated, the reason for such action will be explained to you, or your guardian or representative. You will be notified of your right to a second opinion, your right to a file a recipient rights complaint, your right to file a grievance or your right to a Medicaid fair hearing, whichever may be applicable.

FILING A RECIPIENT RIGHTS COMPLAINT
MENTAL HEALTH CODE SECTION 776

You have the right:
To file a recipient rights complaint. If you believe that any of your rights have been violated, you, or someone on your behalf, may file a recipient rights complaint.
RECIPIENT RIGHTS ADVISORY AND APPEALS COMMITTEE

The membership of the Advisory Committee is comprised of one CMH Board member and five members selected from the community at large and appointed to the CMH Board. At least two of the members shall be primary consumers or family members and of those two, at least one is a primary consumer. All members shall have equal voting privileges. The Advisory Committee conducts “open meetings” and meets a minimum of four times annually. The Committee also serves as the Appeal Committee when a complainant wishes to appeal the findings of the Recipient Rights Officer’s investigation.

For information on any of your rights contact :

Angie Pope
Recipient Rights Officer
Community Mental Health
103 West US 2
Wakefield, MI 49968
or call (906) 229- 6100