The administrator will ensure that:

  • The client is treated with dignity, respect and consideration;
  • That a client is not subjected to:

a. Abuse

b. Neglect

c. Exploitation

d. Coercion

e. Manipulation

f. Sexual abuse

g. Sexual assault

h. Except as allowed in R9-I0-1012(B) restraint or seclusion

i. Retaliation for submitting a complaint to the department or other entity; or

j. Misappropriation of personal in private property by an outpatient treatment centers personnel member, employee, volunteer, or student; and

3. A patient or patients representative:

a. Except in emergency, either consented to our refuses treatment;

b. May refuse or withdraw consent for treatment before treatment is initiated;

c. Is informed of the following:

i. The outpatient centers policy on health care directives, and

ii. The patient complaint process;

iii. Consents to photographs of the patient before a patient is photographed,; except that a patient may be photographed want admitted to an outpatient treatment center for identification and administrative purposes; and

d. Except as otherwise permitted by law, provided written consent to the release of information in the patient’s::

i. Medical record, or

ii. Financial records

4. A client has the following rights:

a. not to be discriminated against based on race, National origin religion gender, sexualorientation, age, disability, marital status, for diagnosis:

b. To receive treatment, that supports and respects the patients individuality choices strengths and abilities;

c. To receive privacy in treatment and care for personal needs:

d. To review, , upon written request, the patient’s own medical record according to A.R.S. 12-

2293, 12-2294 and 12-2294.01.

e. To receive a referral to another healthcare institution if the outpatient treatment center is not authorized or not able to provide physical health services or behavioral health services needed by the patient;

f. To participate or have the patients representative participate in the development of or decisions concerning treatment.

g. To participate or refused to participate in research and experimental treatment and

h. To receive assistance, from a family member, the patient representative or individual interest understanding, protecting or exercising the patients rights.