Individuals Rights

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-341-0600
Clinical — Individual Rights

"You have the right to:

(a) Receive services without regard to race, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, age or disability;

(b) Practice the religion of choice as long as the practice does not infringe on the rights and
treatment of others or the treatment service. Individual participants have the right to refuse
participation in any religious practice;

(c) Be reasonably accommodated in case of sensory or physical disability, limited ability to
communicate, limited-English proficiency, and cultural differences;

(d) Be treated with respect, dignity and privacy, except that staff may conduct reasonable
searches to detect and prevent possession or use of contraband on the premises;

(e) Be free of any sexual harassment;

(f) Be free of exploitation, including physical and financial exploitation;

(g) Have all clinical and personal information treated in accord with state and federal
confidentiality regulations;

(h) Review your clinical record in the presence of the administrator or designee and be given an
opportunity to request amendments or corrections;

(i) Receive a copy of agency grievance system procedures according to WAC 182-538D-0654 through 182-538D-0680 upon request and to file a grievance with the agency, or the Managed Care Organization, if applicable, if you believe your rights
have been violated. The grievance system rules in WAC 182-538D-0654 through 182-538D-0680 apply to an individual who receives behavioral health services funded through a federal Medicaid program or sources other than a federal Medicaid program. (Note: The grievance system rules in WAC 182-538C-110 apply to an individual who does not have Medicaid and receives behavioral health services funded by the behavioral health administrative services organization (BH-ASO)); and

(j) Submit a report to the department when you feel the agency has violated a WAC requirement regulating behavior health agencies.