2015 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 41 - State Government
§ 41-3803 Human rights committee on the mentally ill; training plan

AZ Rev Stat § 41-3803 (2015) What's This?

41-3803. Human rights committee on the mentally ill; training plan

(L15, Ch. 167, sec. 1)

A. The human rights committee on the mentally ill is established in the department of health services to promote the rights of persons who receive behavioral health services pursuant to title 36, chapters 5 and 34.

B. Each region of the state covered by a regional behavioral health authority shall have at least one human rights committee with the authority and responsibilities as prescribed by the department of health services pursuant to rules adopted by the department relating to behavioral health services.

C. The director of the department of health services may establish additional committees to serve persons who receive behavioral health services or to oversee the activities of any service provider.

D. Each committee established pursuant to this section shall consist of at least seven and not more than fifteen members appointed by the director of the department of health services with expertise in at least one of the following areas:

1. Psychology.

2. Law.

3. Medicine.

4. Education.

5. Special education.

6. Social work.

7. Mental health.

8. Housing for the mentally ill.

E. Each human rights committee, if appropriate, shall include at least two parents of children who receive behavioral health services pursuant to title 36, chapter 34.

F. Each human rights committee shall include at least one member who is a current or former client of the behavioral health system.

G. Current or former providers or employees of providers that have contracted with a regional behavioral health authority may serve on a human rights committee.

H. The department of health services shall ensure that each regional behavioral health authority and its providers develop and implement a human rights training plan to ensure that providers are trained regarding clients' human rights and the duties of the human rights committees.

I. Each committee shall be organized pursuant to this section and the requirements of section 41-3804.

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