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Institutional Rights

People with disabilities who live in institutions have rights under federal and state laws. These rights include:

  • The right to due process when being committed to an institution;
  • The right to humane, dignified, and respectful treatment, free from abuse and neglect, while in an institution; and,
  • The right to appropriate discharge planning when leaving an institution.

Current MPAS information includes the following:

For additional information read about our priorities Eliminate Abuse and Neglect and Improve Rights Protection Systems

Watch here for future postings on institutional rights.