Know Your Rights


Know Your Rights


This tool gives mental health patients information about their rights.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What does the Americans with Disabilities Act do?
  • What are State protection and advocacy programs?
  • What is an advance directive?
  • What is “informed consent”?
  • Can I refuse treatment?
  • What about managed care rights?
  • Do I have a right to privacy?


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)

Funding Sources:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)


Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: December 2005
Last Updated: 07/11/12

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