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Introduction to the Community Grievance Decision Digest

Please visit Introduction to the Community Grievance Decision Digest, as it has additional information concerning the Digest and its content is arranged in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format.

The list of topics below will direct you to PDF files of various sizes with the applicable laws on that topic, plus all of the Level III and Level IV community grievance decisions relevant to that topic.  The decisions listed are summaries of the actual cases that were decided in the DHS 94 community grievance procedure.

DISCHARGES &  TRANSFERS                                 

DIGNITY AND RESPECT ISSUES

FINANCIAL ISSUES

GRIEVANCE PROCESS ISSUES

  • Access to grievance process                                    
  • Burden of proof                                                         
  • Credibility of witnesses                                            
  • Evidence                                                                    
  • Grievability                                                               
  • Mootness                                                                  
  • Procedural issues                                                      
  • Resolutions & remedies                                           
  • Retaliation for complaining prohibited              

INPATIENT ISSUES

LEGAL ISSUES

  • Access to courts & legal system                              
  • Due process of law                                                    
  • Equal protection of law                                             
  • Legal mail                                                                  

 PRIVACY ISSUES

RECORDS

 RIGHTS ISSUES

TREATMENT ISSUES  

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Last Updated: March 06, 2014