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TDCSS Persons Served Bill of Rights (Plain Language)
Revised March 2012

1. You have the right to use services if you are eligible and they are available.
2. You have the right to choose your goals.
3. You have the right to have a copy of your plan and the right to have help to understand it.
4. You have the right to be involved in planning for yourself.
5. You have the right to know how long you will receive services
6. You have the right to refuse services.
7. You have the right to privacy
8. You have the right to know what information about you will be kept and where it will be kept.
9. You have the right to see your information.
10. You have the right to know when services will end.
11. You have the right to receive as much notice as possible of a changed or cancelled appointment or group.
12. You have the right to have an appointment or group session start on time.
13. You have the right to ask for another decision about your services. You will not get into trouble.
14. You have the right to be treated with respect.
15. You have the right to be safe from being hurt. This includes somebody taking your money, making fun of you, threatening you, hitting you or touching you when you don’t want to be touched.
16. You have the right to have the things you need to live like food, a place to live and water.
17. You have the right to health care.
18. You have the right to services that respect your beliefs and culture.
19. As a part of a written care plan, persons served may have privileges restricted. When this occurs the plan must include when and how the privileges will be re-instated.