Clients of DDD have:
(1) The same legal rights and responsibilities guaranteed to all other individuals by the United States Constitution and federal and state law;
(2) The right to be free from discrimination because of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, creed, marital status, disabled or veteran status, use of a trained service animal or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory handicap.
(3) The right to treatment and habilitation services to foster developmental potential and protect personal liberty in the least restrictive environment;
(4) The right to dignity, privacy, and humane care;
(5) The right to participate in an appropriate program of publicly supported education;
(6) The right to prompt medical care and treatment;
(7) The right to social interaction and participation in community activities;
(8) The right to physical exercise and recreational opportunities;
(9) The right to work and be paid for the work one does;
(10) The right to be free from harm, including unnecessary physical restraint, isolation, excessive medication, abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation;
(11) The right to be free from hazardous or experimental procedures;
(12) The right to freedom of expression and to make decisions about one's life;
(13) The right to complain, disagree with, and appeal decisions made by the provider or DDD; and
(14) The right to be informed of these rights in a language that he or she understands.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.30 [71A.12.030] and Title 71A RCW. 07-16-101, § 388-829A-130, filed 7/31/07, effective 9/1/07.]