Hill Country Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Inc. Kerrville, TX

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Clients Rights

 PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS

  1. You have the right to accept or refuse treatment after receiving this explanation.
  2. If you agree to treatment or dedication, you have the right to change your mind at any time (unless specifically restricted by law).
  3. You have the right to a humane environment that provides reasonable protection from harm and appropriate privacy for your personal needs,
  4. You have the right to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  5. You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  6. You have the right to appropriate treatment in the least restrictive setting available that meets your needs.
  7. You have the right to be told about the program's rules and regulations before you are admitted, including, without limitation, the rules and policies related to restraints and seclusion. Your legally authorized representative, if any, also has the right to be and shall be notified of the rules and policies related to restraints and seclusion.
  8. You have the right to be told before admission:
    1. the condition to be treatment;
    2. the proposed treatment;
    3. the risks, benefits, and side effects of all propose treatment and medication
    4. the probable health and mental health consequences of refusing treatment;
    5. other treatments that are available and which ones, if any, might be appropriate for you; and
    6. the expected length of stay.
  9. You have the right to a treatment plan designed to meet your needs, and you have the right to take part in developing that plan.
  10. You have the right to meet with staff to review and update the plan on a regular basis.
  11. You have the right to refuse to take part in research without affecting your regular care.
  12. You have the right not to receive unnecessary or excessive medication.
  13. You have the right to have information about kept private and to be told about the times when the information can be released without your permission.
  14. You have the right to be told in advance of all estimated charges and any limitations on the length of service of which the facility is aware.
  15. You have the right to receive an explanation of your treatment or our rights if you have questions while you are in treatment.
  16. You have the right to make a complaint and receive a fair response from the facility within a reasonable amount of time.
  17. You have the right to get a copy of these rights before you are admitted, including the address and phone number of the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
  18. You have the right to get a copy of these rights before you are admitted, including the address and phone number of the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
  19. You have the right to have your rights explained to you in simple terms, in a way you can understand, within 24 hours of being admitted.