Course Overview

As a staff member working with recipients of mental health services in a hospital setting, you must understand the rights people retain while receiving services in the hospital and the additional rights that the law provides. The modules in this series provide you with basic information about rights that recipients have while receiving mental health services, your role to ensure that those rights are protected, and your responsibilities regarding those rights. This course will provide you with information about the foundation of rights, and the rights that you will need to be aware of in your daily work. These include both personal rights and rights in treatment.

In this course, you will learn important information about Recipient Rights for people receiving mental health treatment in hospitals through six individual modules. In each module there are some knowledge checkpoints to help you assess your learning, and at the end of each module, you will complete a quiz.  When you've completed the modules for Licensed Psychiatric Hospital and State Hospital Staff, you'll take the final course assessment and receive your completion certificate. 

The State Office of Recipient Rights created and approved the content of this course as appropriate recipient rights training for all employees who work in or are affiliated with a contracted agency of Michigan’s community mental health system, licensed psychiatric hospitals or who provide telepsychiatry services.

  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (4.5), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC pending - under review, Nursing (0.0)
This module has been designed to conform to the WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards.

This module has been vetted & approved by the State Training Guidelines Workgroup.

Topics Covered

Through six individual Recipient Rights Training Modules you will be provided basic knowledge specifically for Licensed Psychiatric Hospital and State Hospital Staff. 

  1. Recipient Rights
  2. Person-Centered Planning
  3. Abuse and Neglect
  4. Confidentiality; Photos, Prints, Audio Recording; Dignity and Respect; Civil, Family, Residential and Other Rights
  5. Seclusion and Restraint
  6. The Rights Process and Reporting Rights Violations 


Additional Considerations

Have you ever wondered:

  • What happens when a person receiving mental health services has a service animal?
  • What rights do mental health recipients have in Person-Centered Planning?
  • Who can complain on behalf of a recipient?
  • What happens if a complaint is made?

These questions and many, many more are answered in this course!

Course Objectives

You will find the learning objectives inside each module!

What People Are Saying

The module was very informative. It was easy to navigate and thorough in its presentation of the information.

- Brooke C.