Recipient Rights


Every individual receiving service in the public mental health system has legal rights which they are guaranteed under the Michigan Mental Health Code and various other laws. More information about your rights is contained in the booklet titled “Your Rights When Receiving Mental Health Services in Michigan.” You will be given this booklet and explained your rights when you first begin services, and annually thereafter. You may also request the “Your Rights When Receiving Mental Health Services in Michigan” booklet at any time.

Some of your rights include:

The right to be free from abuse and neglect
The right to have information about you kept confidential
The right to be treated with dignity and respect
The right to receive services that meet your needs
The right to receive your services in a safe, sanitary and humane environment

The role of the Office of Recipient Rights is to ensure the protection of these rights through various processes, such as training, consultation, policy development, site visits and monitoring, and complaint resolution. For more information, please contact the Shiawassee Health and Wellness Office of Recipient Rights.

Recipient Rights Advisory/Appeals Committee Application

Personal Information

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Employment Information


Please answer the following questions

Why are you interested in becoming a member of the SHW Recipient Rights Advisory Committee (RRAC)?
I am/have been a primary consumer of mental health services (“Primary consumer means an individual who has received or is receiving service from the Department of Health and Human Services or a Community Mental Health services program or services from the private sector equivalent to those offered by the Department or CMH services program.)

I am/have been a family member of a primary consumer (“Family member means a parent, step-parent, spouse, sibling, child or grandparent of a primary consumer or an individual upon whom a primary consumer is dependent for at least 50% of his or her financial support.”)
Have you had previous involvement with the recipient rights system? If so, can you please describe your experience?

Have you had previous experience with county board related committees? If so, which committees have you participated on?

List memberships on any other mental health rights committees:

What talents, skills, or knowledge do you have that would contribute to the effective working of the committee?

The RRAC regularly meets the first Monday in March, December, and August at 5:30p.m. however, in the event of an appeal, can you be available to meet more often?
The RRAC is comprised of only six members and as such the committee may not select your application during the current vacancy. If you are not selected for committee participation at this time, may we keep your application on file for future use?

Shiawassee Health & Wellness

1555 Industrial Drive
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 723-6791

Lindsey Hull, Chief Executive Officer


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