Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This training is designed to familiarize substance use disorder professionals with the terms, rights and complaint process for recipients of services.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (1.5) Mi-CEC (0.0)
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Topics Covered

What are Recipient Rights?

This course has been developed to increase the understanding of what rights are available to those clients receiving mental health or substance abuse services. As direct care workers, your clients will be in need of guidance regarding what legal rights and services they are entitled to. This does also include information into what rights these clients have in terms of filing complaints and grievances.

Your Role as a Behavioral Health Professional

This course does include information regarding the important role behavioral health professionals have in ensuring the rights of their clients are protected. This course will provide examples and best practices for BHPs in regards to reporting and upholding the policies. 

Laws, Policies, and Regulations

As a behavioral health professional, part of your duty is to be familiar and have a working knowledge of the laws, policies, and regulations of your state, practice, and agency. This course will provide information regarding the specific Michigan laws and regulations regarding Recipient Rights and substance use disorders (SUD). 

Additional Considerations

Many of our courses reference other courses, for instance within Recipient Rights a whole slide is designated to Person-Centered Planning.


Course Objectives

  • Understand the rights of recipients who receive services in mental health or substance abuse services.
  • Understand your role as a behavioral health professional in assuring rights are protected and your responsibilities for reporting if needed.
  • Understanding important concepts that pertain to Recipient Rights, such as "rights" and "privileges".
  • Learn the laws, policies, and best practices that govern your day-to-day duties in assuring those rights are protected and are comprehensively reported.

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