Recipient Rights

When you receive mental health services, Michigan’s Mental Health Code, as well as other laws, safeguard your rights.  Staff are responsible to protect your rights when they provide services to you.  You are encouraged to ask questions about your treatment and your rights and to make suggestions that you feel are in your best interest.   It’s your right to be treated with dignity, respect and confidentiality, to not be neglected or abused, to be fully informed about your treatment and participate in its planning, and to have your complaints heard.  If you believe your rights have been violated, you should inform the Recipient Rights Advisor.

The Office of Recipient Rights hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • (989) 797-3583 or (989) 797-3462
  • Toll-free (800) 258-8678
  • Michigan Relay 711 or (800) 649-3777

Recipient Rights Training Book Revised 2019

Welcome to Recipient Rights (audio)


Recipient Rights Action Form
Recipient Rights Complaint Form
Recipient Rights Authorization to Disclose Employee Information Form
Report of Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation Form

Link to Instructions to Complete On-Line Reporting for Child Abuse & Neglect:


Notice of Privacy Practices
Appeals & Grievances Brochure
MDHHS "Your Rights" Booklet


Recipient Rights Fiscal Year 2013-2018 Data Comparison


Recipient Rights Policies: