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Consumer Advocacy | Know Your Responsibilities
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Realizing that the freedom to exercise rights carries with it the need to accept some responsibilities, the following list of responsibilities is expected of each person who is in the care of a program operated or certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health within the limits of his/her abilities:

  • Provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information regarding your medical history including: present and past illnesses, medications, hospitalizations, etc.
  • Be responsible for your actions should you refuse treatment or do not follow instructions.
  • Be familiar with and follow rules and regulations governing your care and conduct.
  • Attend scheduled activities and keep appointments.
  • Be considerate of the rights of others.
  • Be respectful of the property of others and of the facility.
  • Take an active part in planning for your treatment/habilitation program and discharge.
  • Ask questions when you do not understand instruction, treatment, etc.
  • Help take care of and clean up your living area.
  • Help keep yourself clean and dressed.
  • Obey the laws which apply to all citizens.

For More Information Contact:
The Alabama Department of Mental Health
Office of Advocacy Services
RSA Union Building
100 N. Union Street
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1410
Telephone: 334-242-3454 (In Montgomery)
1-800-367-0955 (Outside of Montgomery)

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