Recipient Rights


Individuals that receive public services for mental illnesses and developmental disabilities have certain rights guaranteed by the Michigan Mental Health Code as well as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). These include:

  • The right to a safe, sanitary treatment environment
  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect
  • The right to be involved in the development and implementation of a person centered plan
  • The right to a second opinion
  • The right to be protected from abuse and neglect
  • The right to privacy of your information

Additional information about recipient rights may be found in the Your Rights Booklet. The Your Rights Booklets in other languages can be found here

If you believe your rights have been violated, you may contact the network180 Office of Recipient Rights by telephone, letter, email, or on a Recipient Rights Complaint Form (NOTE: please download the form to your computer or device before attempting to complete it). The Office of Recipient Rights will review your complaint to determine if your rights have been violated and will notify you of their decision within 90 days.