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Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

To enable the expansion of the Protection and Advocacy system established in each State to: (1) Protect and advocate the rights of individuals with mental illness, (2) investigate incidents of abuse and neglect of individuals with mental illness if the incidents are reported to the system or if there is probable cause to believe that the incidents occurred, (3)investigate incidents of serious injury and deaths in public and private care and treatment facilities and non-medical community-based facilities for children and youth, and (4)to receive reports of all serious injuries and deaths related to incidents of seclusion and restraint in public and private care and treatment facilities in the States and Territories.