Bill of Rights: Other Rights (with audio descriptions)
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Bill of Rights: Other Rights (with audio descriptions)

September 14, 2019


Hello and welcome! This video is brought to you by the Minnesota
Department of Health. We are going to show viewers, like you, about
the rights people have when living at group homes and residences that are supervised. You have the right to your own money. You have the right to your own friends. And, you and your family have the right to
take part in resident advisory and family councils while living in your group home. If you are able, you have the right to manage
your own personal finances. This means you can keep track of your own
money, have your own bank account, and pay for things with your own money. If you are not able to manage your own personal
finances, your group home staff can manage your money for you. You have the right to have a record of your
finances when someone else manages your money for you. You must be given this record at least every
three months. You have the right to meet with your friends
and family. And you have the right to have them visit
you in your group home. You have the right to participate in social,
religious, and political activities. The staff may not get in the way of your meetings
and visits, as long as these meetings and visits do not affect the privacy of the other residents and they are safe for you and the other residents. Your friends and family can also call you
at your group home. When you move into your group home you or
your guardian can decide who can be told about where you are living now. Your guardian will work with you to make this
important decision so that you are safe. Your guardian will help you decide which friends
and family will be able to visit you. You and your family have the right to set
up and participate in resident and family advisory councils. An advisory council is a group of people who
also live at your group home. The council helps staff understand your needs
and preferences. Your group home must give you a space and
help set it up. Staff may only come to the meeting if they
are invited by the council. Resident and family advisory councils can
recommend group home policies. A staff person must be assigned to answer
any written requests from the council.

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