Bill of Rights: The Right to Other Services (with audio descriptions)
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Bill of Rights: The Right to Other Services (with audio descriptions)

November 9, 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 about services
that are available to you in your group home and other services outside your group home. You have the right to know what services are
included in the cost of your room, and what services cost extra. You have the right to choose where you buy
any extra services. And, the staff must be quick to answer your
questions and respond to your requests. You have the right to know how much room and
board will cost before you move into your group home. You have the right to know what other services
are available and how much those services will cost. The staff at your group home must explain
these costs to you in a way you can understand. The staff must also help you get information
from Medicaid or other programs about how to help to pay for your room and other services. You have the right to buy or rent things that
are not included in the cost of your room. These things may be a wheelchair, scooter
or reading aid. You can buy or rent these things from a supplier
you choose. The supplier you choose must make sure that
the things you buy or rent from them will meet your needs. You have the right to ask questions about
your services. You do not have to wait a long time for answers
to questions about your services. Staff must answer questions quickly and in
a way you can understand. You also have the right to ask questions about
how to buy or rent other services and how much they cost.

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