Know your rights

Bills of Rights

California Crime Victims Bill of Rights (PDF)

California Department of Managed Health Care Example: Your Health Care Bill of Rights

A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors (PDF)

U.S. Department of Justice

A Guide to Disabilities Rights Laws

California Office of Patients’ Rights (COPR)

California law requires each California county mental health director to appoint patient rights advocates to protect and further the Constitutional and statutory rights of people receiving mental health services. COPR is a unit of the Disability Rights California nonprofit organization which is contracted by the California Department of State Hospitals to implement compliance with the law and which lists contact information for county mental health patients’ rights advocates in the Patients’ Rights Advocacy Directory:

California Department of Health Care Services

Rights for patients receiving mental health services—handbooks and posters available in multiple languages

California State Association of Public Administrators, Public Guardians, and Public Conservators (PA|PG|PC)

A collective of non-profit agencies that act as legal guardians or conservators for the gravely disabled and provide services to older and dependent adult Californians