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What are my rights as a DDA client?

As a DDA client, you have the following rights:
(1) The right to be free from any kind of abuse or punishment (verbal, mental, physical, and/or sexual); or being sent to a place by yourself, if you do not choose to be alone;
(2) The right to appeal any decision by DDA that denies, reduces, or terminates your eligibility, your services or your choice of provider;
(3) The right to receive only those services you agree to;
(4) The right to meet with and talk privately with your friends and family;
(5) The right to personal privacy and confidentiality of your personal and other records;
(6) The right to choose activities, schedules, and health care that meet your needs;
(7) The right to be free from discrimination because of your race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation;
(8) The right to set your own rules in your home and to know what rules your providers have when you are living in their house or working in their facility;
(9) The right to request information regarding services that may be available from DDA;
(10) The right to know what your doctor wants you to do or take and to help plan how that will happen;
(11) The right to be free from unnecessary medication, restraints and restrictions;
(12) The right to vote and help people get elected to office;
(13) The right to complain and not to have someone "get even";
(14) The right to have your provider listen to your concerns including those about the behavior of other people where you live;
(15) The right to receive help from an advocate;
(16) The right to manage your money or choose other persons to assist you;
(17) The right to be part of the community;
(18) The right to make choices about your life;
(19) The right to wear your clothes and hair the way you want;
(20) The right to work and be paid for the work you do; and
(21) The right to decide whether or not to participate in research after the research has been explained to you, and after you or your guardian gives written consent for you to participate in the research.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120 and 74.08.090. WSR 14-12-046, § 388-823-1095, filed 5/29/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.10.020, 71A.12.030, 71A.12.050, 71A.12.070, 71A.16.020, 71A.16.030, 71A.16.040, 71A.16.050, and chapters 71A.10, 71A.12, and 71A.16 RCW. WSR 05-12-130, § 388-823-1095, filed 6/1/05, effective 7/2/05.]
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