Chapter 1 - RIGHTS OF RECIPIENTS OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

  1. Part A - RULES OF GENERAL APPLICABILITY (§ 193-1-A-I to 193-1-A-XI)
  2. Part B - RIGHTS IN INPATIENT AND RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS (§ 193-1-B-I to 193-1-B-VII)
  3. Part C - RIGHTS IN OUTPATIENT SETTINGS (§ 193-1-C-I to 193-1-C-IV)

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Non-Discrimination Notice

INTRODUCTION

The 110th Maine Legislature enacted into law, 34 M.R.S.A. section2004, now 34-B M.R.S.A. section3003, entitled "An Act Authorizing and Directing the Bureau of Mental Health to Enhance and Protect the Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services, "that directed the Bureau to promulgate rules, under the Administrative Procedures Act, in a number of areas of patient/client rights.

The intent of the Legislature was to provide a process whereby the Division of Mental Health, as the lead administrative agency for institutional and community mental health services, would develop comprehensive rules in this complex area, taking into account clinical, social and administrative factors while promoting and safeguarding the rights of people receiving mental health services.

These rules apply to all agencies licensed by the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services and all public or private inpatient psychiatric institutes and units, including the state operated mental health institutions.

These rules were developed by a task force made up of consumer's, providers, regulators, professionals, family members, advocates and others, with the input of citizens throughout the State.

These rules were initially promulgated on October 1, 1984, were amended October 1, 1986, October 1, 1989 and January 1, 1995.

Questions regarding the applicability or interpretation of these rules should be directed to the Director, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services, Department of Health and Human Services, 11°State House Station, 41 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04333, Area Code (207) 287-9300 / 1 (800) 791-4080 or 1-800-606-0215 (TTY).

Notes

EFFECTIVE DATE:
October 1, 1984
AMENDED:
August 18, 1986
June 17, 1989
January 27, 1991 - Sec. B (III)(J)(5)
April 9, 1994
January 1, 1995
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES:
March 17, 2004 - departmental name updated, "Bates v. Davenport" changed to "Bates v. Duby"
November 21, 2011 - non-discrimination notice, agency name corrections in title page

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