PATIENTS' RIGHTS
(916) 333-3800
fax: (916) 550-1777


Patients' Rights provides advocacy services for mental health clients in Sacramento county. These state law mandated services are provided by Consumers Self Help under contracts with Sacramento County.

The office of Patients’ Rights is responsible for:

  • Representing Clients expressed wishes at Certification Review Hearings which are held at psychiatric facilities when a doctor wants to involuntarily detain someone for additional treatment because the doctor believes that as a result of an individuals psychiatric disorder they are a danger to themselves, others or are unable to care for their basic food clothing or shelter needs.
  • Investigating complaints/concerns about mental health treatment in an inpatient or outpatient setting.
  • Monitoring psychiatric facilities an Residential facilities to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Provide training on Patients’ Rights to providers and consumers of mental health services in Sacramento County.