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California Welfare and Intuitions Code
 

 

 

§ 4016. Right To Examine W & I Code While You Are in the Hospital
§ 4900. Protection and Advocacy Agency - Definitions / Complaint /Abuse / Neglect / Probable Cause
§ 4902. PAI - Powers and Duties: Investigate, Legal action, Training
Monitoring, Photographing areas of clients, Right of access
§ 5008. Definitions: Division 5 - Definitions 5150 / 5250 / T-Con.. and etc
Evaluation, Conservatorship, Intensive treatment, Crisis intervention
Prepetition screening, Conservatorship investigation,
Gravely disabled, Postcertification treatment,
Antipsychotic medication,
§ 5008. (m) Definitions - Emergency
§ 5008.2. Using Past History as Evidence of Illness
From: Providers, Family, Friends & Psychiatric Records or Self
§ 5009. Choice of physician - Choose Your Doctor
§ 5150. Involuntary Treatment - 5150
For: Danger to Self (DTS), Danger to Others (DTO)
Gravely Disabled (GD)
§ 5150.05. Using Past History as Evidence of Illness
From: Providers, Family & Friends or Self
§ 5150.4. Assessment - Meaning of; Reason for custody - 5150
§ 5152. Evaluation; Treatment and Care - Under 5150 - Involuntary Hold
After 72 Hours: Release, Certified for intensive treatment i.e. 5250
Conservator, Temporary conservator (T-Con)
Med Info Given: Medication & side effects, Frequency, Dosage
Prognosis, Duration, Alternative treatments
Observed:  Mental Illness, Behaviors
§ 5157. Information to be Given at Time of 5150 / Advisement
Right to lawyer after 72 hours, Name of Police Officer on record
§ 5170.5. Right To Make Telephone Calls / On Arrival - Immediately
§ 5325. Legal and Civil Rights Of Persons Involuntarily Detained
Patients Rights be Prominently Posted
Have Own: Money; Clothes; Toiletries; personal possessions
Storage Space; Visitors; Telephones; Letterwriting Materials
Access to Advocate - No Conflict of Interest
Other Rights - Modality Accessible of Rights Frequently
Misunderstood, Ignored, or Denied.
Immediately be Given Patients Handbook
Right to Refuse: Psychosurgery
§ 5325.1. Same Rights and Responsibilities Guaranteed Others
§ 5325.2. Right to Refuse Antipsychotic Medication
§ 5326. Denial of Rights for Good Cause
§ 5326.1. Logged Reports of Rights Denied
§ 5326.5. Informed Consent by Without Coercion
§ 5326.9. Violation of Rights / Investigations / Civil Penalties / Director Action
§ 5332. Involuntary Treatment of Antipsychotic Medications / Emergency
   
§ 5510. Responsibilities of State Patients Rights Office
   

California Health and Safety Code
 

§ 1180.1. Definitions - Seclusion, Restraints
§ 1180.4. Deescalation / Restraints / Conditions for Use / Emergency / Restrictions / Observation / Least Restrictive - Points / Right to be Free From Restraints
§ 1262. Discharge of Patient - Aftercare / Prognosis / Med / Diagnosis
   

California Code of Regulations Title 9
 

   
§ 865.2. Good Cause for Denial of Rights: WHEN
Right would be injurious;
Would seriously infringe the rights of others
Facility would suffer serious damage
No less restrictive way of protecting the interests specified
§ 865.3. Documentation of Denial of Rights.  What, Who, Why, When, How
§ 865.4. Seclusion and Restraints.  What is Seclusion?
Never be used as punishment or, Substitute for less restrictive
§ 865.5. Restoration of Rights: Least Restrictive &
Not continue when good cause no longer exists
§ 1810.440. Quality Management Programs
   
   

California Code of Regulations Title 22
 

§ 71005. Definition - Acute Psychiatric Hospital.
§ 71051. Definitions - Patient, Inpatient, Outpatient, Ambulatory, Nonambulatory
§ 71055. Definition - Restraint = seclusion, medication or mechanical devices.
§ 71507. Patients’ Rights - Have Own: Money; Clothes; Toiletries;
Personal possessions; Storage Space; Visitors; Telephones;
Letterwriting Materials; Rights prominently posted.
Right to Refuse: Psychosurgery; Shock Treatments
Procedure Established: Complaints are forwarded to hospital administration; Patient Knowledge of; Hospital Mandatory Follow-up.
§ 71213. Acute Psychiatric Hospital Requirements/Duties
In–service education and training; Evaluation mechanism
Audit procedures; Staffing requirements; Skill levels
§ 71517. Admission, Transfer and Discharge Policies.
§ 71521. Employees / Name Tags / Training / Language / Qualified Staff
§ 73012.2. Definition Chemical Restraint
§ 73080. Definition - Physical Restraint?
 

 

   
 

California Business and Professional Code
 

§ 4521. Psychiatric Technicians:  Grounds for suspension or revocation
For: Incompetence, Negligence, Excessive force, Abuse,
Assisting in or abetting the violation, Confidentiality,
Failure to report, Dishonesty
§ 4521.2. Psychiatric Technicians Obligation to Report:
Report of § 4521 [above] violation by others; obligation; 
failure to report; administrative fine; Falsification of medical records.
   

California Civil Code
Because you have civil rights!
 

§ 43. General personal rights: Right of protection from bodily Restraint or Harm, & Insult