ERIC Number: ED344354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services Who Are Children in Need of Treatment. Part A, Rules of General Applicability.
Maine State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Augusta.
This document presents the state of Maine's rules of general applicability and specific rights of children who are receiving services from the Maine Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. The first section presents general rules concerning: statement of intent, definitions, basic rights, least restrictive appropriate treatment, notification of rights, assistance in the protection of rights, right to due process with regard to grievances, confidentiality and access to records, fair compensation for work, protection during experimentation and research, and freedom from unnecessary seclusion and restraint. The second section covers rights in inpatient and residential sections. These deal with: statement of intent, privacy and humane treatment environment, individualized treatment or service plan, informed consent to treatment, and free association and communication. The last section presents the rights of such individuals in outpatient settings. These include: statement of intent, individualized treatment or service plan, informed consent to treatment, and freedom from seclusion and restraint. (DB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Augusta.
Identifiers: Informed Consent; Maine
Note: Produced by the Bureau of Children with Special Needs.