Your Rights & Responsibilities

Here's what you can do to reduce the risk of experiencing disparities.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Always be treated with respect and dignity by people who are helping you.
  • Be free from abuse.
  • Be free from the misuse of your property.
  • Choose the services and support required for your care and help develop that plan.
  • Choose where you would like to receive your services and support.
  • Have your cultural and religious choices respected and addressed.
  • Participate with doctors and providers in making decisions about your health care.
  • Have anyone you would like involved in the planning process.
  • Refuse any services you are not comfortable with.
  • Have ethical issues considered.
  • Receive personal medical records.
  • Receive care with respect and recognition of your dignity.
  • Use interpreter services.
  • Be assured of privacy and confidentiality.
  • Be free from hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition.
  • Housing that gives you access to a safe, secure, livable, and affordable home with freedom from forced eviction.
  • Safe places to play and enjoy the outdoors that are close to your home.
  • Affordable and reliable transportation that allows you to access education, employment, health care, housing, and community life.

Your Responsibilities

You have a responsibility to:

  • Participate in a conversation of medically necessary treatments for your condition(s), regardless of cost or benefit coverage.
  • Tell your provider when you are concerned you are not being treated fairly.
  • Ask questions or let your provider know if there is anything that you do not understand.
  • Be respectful to the people who are trying to help you.
  • Not verbally or physically abuse the people trying to help you.
  • Not use profane or offensive language toward the people who are trying to help you.
  • Make sure no illegal or illicit activities occur while you seek service.

Call "2-1-1"

By simply dialing 2-1-1, those in need of assistance are referred, and sometimes connected, to appropriate agencies and community organizations.

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