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Summarizes a program evaluation of a Federally-funded state-based system to protect patient rights for those with significant mental health disability. The PAIMI Program was initiated in 1986 in response to congressional findings of widespread abuse, neglect, and exploitation of individuals in state psychiatric institutions. Twenty-two years later, the program is still addressing those issues, along with new problems arising from delivery of mental health services in community-based settings.
investigating abuse; investigating neglect; investigating denial of constitutional and statutory rights; consumer- and family-directed programs; protection and advocacy system; abuse and neglect in psychiatric institutions
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53108