Your Treatment Rights

To have your family included to learn about your mental illness, and to participate in and to have periodic review of your treatment, especially in decisions about discharge and/or aftercare planning.

To receive the appropriate level of care in the least restrictive setting, after an informed consent is signed.

To know the nature and type of treatment options and services that might benefit you and to receive information about Ridgeview’s clinical practice guidelines and services in understandable/effective communication.

To request the opinion of a consultant, at your expense.

To refuse treatment/therapeutic activity and know what might happen without treatment, except in the case of an emergency or court order.

To have competent professional staff and to choose or refuse providers within the network.

To get a list and be informed of risks, benefits, side effects of medication and treatment procedures, and unanticipated outcomes of treatment/service.

To refuse to participate in research projects or experimental medication/treatment without compromising your rights to service.

To refuse the use of audio and/or visual techniques to record or observe activities during treatment unless written and signed consent is given. You may change your decision at any time.

To have pain assessed and managed appropriately.

To be notified of discharge rights and how to appeal clinical or administrative decisions.

To refuse to participate in surveys/outcome measures.

To be consulted about the types of mental health care you receive if you become sick: Declaration for Mental Health, Advance Directives, and Health Care Power of Attorney.

To confidential and secure records, unless court ordered, otherwise permitted to be viewed by law, you give consent for them to be shared, or there is an emergency.

To inspect and receive a copy of your record, at your own expense, unless this would be harmful to you.

To ask for a correction of your record if you feel mistakes have been made. You also may place a statement in your record about what you think the error may be.