RESIDENT BILL OF RIGHTS
ADMISSION INTO “THINGS I MUST EARN” DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE SURRENDER OF YOUR RIGHTS AS A HUMAN BEING. “THINGS I MUST EARN” SUPPORTS AND PROTECTS THE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN, CIVIL, CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS OF EACH RESIDENT. WE WANT YOU TO BE INVOLVED IN YOUR CARE, AND AS SUCH, YOU, AS THE RESIDENT, AND/OR YOUR FAMILY HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
- Reasonable access to adequate and humane services regardless of your race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, handicap, political views, or financial status. “THINGS I MUST EARN” does not discriminate against residents on the basis of color, national origin, marital status or sexual preference.
- Communication and information regarding your stay at “THINGS I MUST EARN”.
- Attention that is considerate and respects your personal value/belief system.
- Freedom from censorship of mail or phone calls unless detrimental to your recovery and safety of self or others.
- Assurance of health and safety. Emergency medical care will be accessed by using 911. “THINGS I MUST EARN” is not responsible for any medical expenses incurred if medical attention or care is required during stay.
- Freedom from requirement to perform tasks that may cause injury or emotional trauma.
- Receive the opinion of a consultant, at your own expense
- Receive copy of Resident Manual with all attachments.
- Obtain fee for residency in writing.
- Confidentiality and privacy
- To express your personal values and belief systems however, these beliefs may not harm others or interfere with “THINGS I MUST EARN” program course of action and primary purpose.
- Discharge from program prior to commitment expiration date. Discharge will be done at your own responsibility, risk, cost and forfeiture of any deposits. If at any time you wish to leave, please discuss this decision with House Manager or Director so we may assist you any way we can.
- Inspect own records/file with proper notice to Director.
- The right to request the correction of inaccurate, irrelevant, outdates or incomplete information from records.
- Director may temporarily remove portions of the records prior to inspection by the resident if director determines that the information may be detrimental if presented to the resident. Reasons for removing sections shall be documented and kept on file.
- The right to appeal a decision limited access to records
- To submit a grievance or complaint either orally or written through a Grievance procedure.
- Be treated with dignity and not be subjected to unusual punishment, humiliation, mental abuse, or punitive interference with the daily functions of living, such as eating and sleeping.
Downloadable Resident Bill Of Rights