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What rights do clients of DDD have?

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. WSR 07-16-102, ยง 388-829C-100, filed 7/31/07, effective 9/1/07.]
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