We provide guidance to people who are receiving services for a developmental disability, mental health, or substance use—in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Adult family homes and clinics.
- Community and state-run facilities.
- Group homes.
We do not serve people in prison or who need emergency room care. Or people receiving treatment from a clinic run by one person.
Our work covers these main areas:
Promoting rights of people receiving services
Our staff keeps track of changes in rights laws and rules. We recommend changes when appropriate.
Consulting on rights when receiving services
We help people receiving services understand their rights.
- Family members.
- Service providers.
The state grievance examiner is on the Client Rights Office staff. The examiner reviews appealed community service complaints. And complaints about the grievance procedure itself.
In addition, our staff reviews appealed state-run facility complaints.
Our staff reviews and approves research proposals that involve those we serve.