Bill of Rights: The Right to Information About Your Rights
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Bill of Rights: The Right to Information About Your Rights

October 11, 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 know your rights, and
you have the right to information about your rights. There are rights that protect you. Staff must tell you about your rights. In this video, you will see an example of
how residents’ did not properly receive information about their rights, and what you
can do if this happens to you! Hi everybody. I have here a copy of your bill of rights. If you want to give that a look-see. I think I’m at the end of my shift. So, I’ll see you guys tomorrow. Wait. This is a lot of reading material. Yeah. Seriously. A lot of reading material. Oh, my gosh. Well sure it is. You guys have a lot of rights. It’s good to be familiar with them. I don’t understand half this stuff. Can’t you help? Well, I would. But like I said, it’s the end of my shift. I got to go. I’ll see you tomorrow. This is bogus. This is bogus. What you just saw are residents who were not
properly given information about their rights. The residents were treated unfairly. You have the right to receive information
about your rights in a way you can understand. Staff must tell you about your rights, and
help you understand your rights. In the video you just saw, the staff member
just handed the Bill of Rights to residents and walked away. That is not okay. When you first arrive at your group home,
staff should provide you with a complete list of your rights called the Health Care Bill
of Rights for Residents of Supervised Living Facilities. This list has detailed information about all
your rights that protect you while living at the group home. You have the right to receive the full Bill
of Rights like in the video, but staff must also tell you about your rights in a way that
you understand. This includes helping people who can’t read,
are blind, deaf, or speak a different language. Staff should also provide you with a list
of current policies for the group home, and inspection findings from the state and local
health authorities. If you are not told about your rights while
living at the group home, ask a staff member to give you a copy of the Health Care Bill
of Rights, and to explain what each right means. You can also ask staff to give this information
to a person you choose to speak for you, or give this information to your guardian. If staff does not give you a list of your
rights or if staff does not explain your rights to you in a way that you
understand, file a complaint.

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