A client's rights depend, in part, on where he/she is receiving services. Different rights may apply to people receiving services from each of the service locations listed below. Click the links to view the client rights statement associated with each specific location.
Community mental health agencies certified by ODMH have met certain requirements of the department, including protection of client rights, and have written authorization to operate specific services and provide activities. To learn more about rights in a community mental health agency certified by ODMH, click on the links listed below.
ODMH operates regional psychiatric hospitals that provide inpatient services. To learn more about rights in a regional psychiatric hospital, click on the links listed below.
Patients' rights - Ohio Revised Code 5122.29
Civil rights of patients - Ohio Revised Code 5122.301
Confidentiality - Ohio Revised Code 5122.31
Client Rights in ODMH Regional Psychiatric Hospitals (Client Rights Bluebook)
Private psychiatric hospitals are all psychiatric hospitals or units in general hospitals in Ohio that are not operated by ODMH. Each hospital must have a patient rights advocate to assist patients in understanding their rights. To learn more about rights in a private psychiatric hospital, click on the links listed below.
Residential facilities licensed by ODMH are publicly or privately operated homes or facilities that may provide room and board, personal care services and/or mental health services. The operator and client rights officer of the facility are responsible for protecting and assuring resident rights. To learn more about rights in an ODMH licensed residential facility, click on the links listed below.