Course Overview

Michigan has a very prescriptive rights system for people receiving mental health services. While providers at every level of care must be informed, knowledgable and acutely aware of each recipient's rights while receiving mental health services, your role as a psychiatrist includes awareness of not only the rights, but the responsibilities of everyone working with mental health recipients, and the implications for providing appropriate care.

The seven modules in this series will provide you with basic information about rights that recipients have while recieving mental health services, your role to ensure that those rights are protected, and your responsibilities regarding those rights as well as the rights that you will need to be aware of in your daily work.  

This course is intended for physicians and physician's assistants who provide psychiatric services in Michigan. While the last module references telepsychiatry, it is applicble to physicians practicing in all mental health settings and as such, focuses specifically on physicians. It covers the basic tenets of Recipient Rights protection and provides you with information necessary for telepsychiatry with special emphasis on Michigan law. 

In this course, you will learn important information about Recipient Rights for people receiving mental health treatment. 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 psychiatrists and telepsychiatry, 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: 5 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (5.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), 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 seven individual Recipient Rights Training Modules you will be provided basic knowledge specifically for physicians practicing psychiatry in Michigan.

  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 
  7. Telepsychiatry

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 course objectives within each individual module. 

What People Are Saying

I enjoyed this module as we got to hear from providers and consumers regarding how programming differs from other supports/services. I have been working in this field for many years and this video was extremely helpful as a reminder to me.

- Tess G.