The Manual for California
Patients' Rights Advocates

California Association of Mental Health Patients' Rights Advocates
(C.A.M.H.P.R.A.) Guide

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1

Chapter I: Basic Skills for Advocacy
Chapter 2: History and Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 3: Complaint Procedures and Resolution
Chapter 4: Representing Clients
Chapter 5: Education and Training Development
Chapter 6: Monitoring
Chapter 7: Policy and Procedure Review
Chapter 8: Cultural Competency

Part 2

Chapter 9: Patients Rights
Chapter 10: Authority of Advocates
Chapter 11: Legal Requirements of Hearings
Chapter 12: Seclusion and Restraint
Chapter 13: Informed Consent
Chapter 14: Confidentiality
Chapter 15: Legal Status
Chapter 16: Minors
Chapter 17: Facilities
Chapter 18: Forensics
Chapter 19: Civil Rights
Chapter 20: Public Disability Benefits