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Office of Recipient Rights

Report Abuse or Neglect Now! Rights is Everybody's Business

If you suspect or are aware of the abuse, neglect or exploitation of a recipient of public mental health services in Michigan, use the following links to assist you in reporting the information.

Click here to get information on how to contact your local CMH or Hospital Recipient Rights Office 

Click here to get information on how to contact the Rights Office at a State-operated hospital or center 


Click here to download "Summary of Abuse and Neglect Reporting Requirements Poster" (8 1/2 x 11) pdf


Recipient Rights Complaint Form 
If you believe that one of your rights has been violated, you (or someone on your behalf) may use this form to make a complaint.

Or call the MDCH-ORR Hotline: 1-800-854-9090

Hearing impaired individuals may use the following number:
Michigan Relay Center (800) 649-3777 or 711

Information About the Rights of Recipients

• Rights Information Handbooks and Podcast English, Spanish and Arabic versions of the booklet that explains the safeguards for your rights when you receive mental health services.

• Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services Link to Chapter 7 of the Michigan Mental Health Code. Link to "Summary of Abuse & Neglect Reporting Requirements" posters.

About the Office of Recipient Rights

• Mission and Vision The Office of Recipient Rights protects the rights granted to recipients of public mental health services in the State of Michigan. It is our mandate to assure that providers of public mental health services maintain a rights system that is commensurate with the standard set by this office.

• Community Mental Health Program Assessment Results CMH Rights System Assessments

• Office of Recipient Rights Annual Reports Recipient Rights Annual Report

• Office of Recipient Rights Newsletters Current and past issues of MDCH Office of Recipient Rights newsletter.

• Contact Us Michigan Department of Community Health Office of Recipient Rights Staff and Location Information

• DCH-ORR Recipient Rights Advisory Committee State Recipient Rights Advisory Committee

• MDCH Director's Awards for Recipient Rights Annual Recipient Rights Director's Awards

Information for Recipient Rights Staff

• Office of Recipient Rights Training Courses Training Opportunities for Recipient Right Staff

• Training Updates

• Continuing Education Requirements and Approved Programs Listing of all Recipient Rights Continuing Education Units approved through applications for the various trainings received by Recipient Right Staff throughout the state.

• Office of Recipient Rights - FAQ's

• The 21st Annual Recipient Rights Conference Recipient Rights Conference

• Informational Links Informational Links for Recipient Rights Advisor/Officers

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