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  630.125.  Explanation of rights and entitlements. — 1.  At the time of admission, either on a voluntary or involuntary basis, a mental health facility or mental health program in which people may be civilly detained pursuant to chapter 632, or a residential facility or day program operated, funded or licensed by the department shall give each patient, resident or client written information which sets forth, in lay language, the following:

  (1)  A description of the facility, its services and its costs;

  (2)  Information as to how to seek conditional release or discharge;

  (3)  A statement of rights assured by this chapter or the department in its rules and regulations;

  (4)  A description of a patient grievance procedure.

  2.  Unless the patient, resident or client can read the information with understanding, the facility personnel shall explain it to him.

  3.  The facility or program shall prominently post a list of patient or residential rights in residential and activity areas.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1565, A.L. 1996 S.B. 884 & 841)


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