Your rights regarding freedom of movement

Freedom of movement is a right, not a privilege.  This right cannot be limited or restricted more than is necessary to provide mental health services to you, to prevent you from injuring yourself or others, or to prevent substantial property damage.  If you are admitted by order of a criminal court or are transferred from a jail or prison, appropriate security precautions may be taken.

 

If there are limitations on your freedom of movement, the expected length and the reasons for them must be written into your record.  The limitations must be removed when the reasons for them no longer exist.

 

If you are in a psychiatric hospital or licensed child caring institution, you may only be or put in a locked room to keep you from physically hurting others or to keep you from causing substantial property damage.

 

If you are a resident in an inpatient or residential setting, you may only be physically restrained if facility licensure rules allow, to keep you from physically hurting yourself or others, or to keep you from causing substantial property damage.

 

If you have questions about your rights regarding freedom of movement, contact the Office of Recipient Rights at the Detroit Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency at 313-833-2500.

 

 

Phone code: 1435