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 Action Form

Recipient Rights Complaint Form

Notice of Privacy Practices

Appeals & Grievances Brochure

MDCH "Your Rights" Booklet

Recipient Rights Fiscal Year 2009-2013 Data Comparison

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