Children's Behavioral Health

Information on your rights as a recipient of children's behavioral health services, and how to file a grievance.

Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services Who Are Children In Need of Treatment

Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services Who Are Children In Need of Treatment (Word* | also in PDF*)

Introduction

These rules are promulgated pursuant to the rulemaking authority granted to the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services under 34-B M.R.S.A. Sections 3003 and 15002.

These rules apply to all facilities providing inpatient psychiatric services and to all agencies, facilities or programs providing inpatient, residential or outpatient mental health services which are licensed, funded or contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services, including state operated institutes and facilities.

Part A, Section VII, Right to Due Process With Regard to Grievances, and Section IX, Confidentiality of And Access to Mental Health Records, were amended in April of 2000 as required by 34-B M.R.S.A. Section 15002. The Department is aware that changes are still needed to bring these rules into alignment with changes in the Department and how its services are provided; these additional changes will be addressed as soon as feasible.

Questions regarding the applicability or interpretation of these rules should be directed to the Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services, 11 SHS, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011. Telephone: (207) 287-9300;1-800-791-4080;
Maine relay -711.

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