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Client rights

The following rights are posted in the main public area of all Daybreak facilities:


1) All clients, his or her personal representative, designee or parent, are advised of all rights, treatment methods and rules applicable to their care at Daybreak (WAC 246-337-075 (1)) before admission. If requested, these rights will be available in alternative format for clients who are blind or translated to the most commonly used languages in Daybreak’s service area.

2) All clients, his or her personal representative, designee or parent, receive a written copy of his or her rights on or before admission (WAC 246-337-075 (2)).

3) All clients will receive services without regard to race, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

4) All clients will be reasonably accommodated in case of sensory or physical disability, limited ability to communicate, limited English proficient, and cultural differences, as feasible.

5) All clients are advised of emergency interventions and youth behavior management guidelines including the right to:

  1. Be free of restraint and/or seclusion except as provided in WAC 246-337-110;
  2. Be protected from abuse by staff at all times, or from other clients who are on Daybreak premises, including: sexual abuse or harassment, sexual or financial exploitation, racism or racial harassment, physical abuse or physical punishment (WAC 246-337-110(3);
  3. Are protected from invasion of privacy except that staff may conduct reasonable searches to detect and prevent possession or use of contraband on the premises;
  4. Have all clinical and personal information treated in accord with state and federal confidentiality regulations.

6) All clients, their personal representatives, and/or parents are able to review their own treatment records and files in the presence of the Executive Director or designee and be given an opportunity to request amendments or corrections in accordance with chapter 70.02 RCW (WAC 246-337-075 (4).

7) All clients will receive a copy of Daybreak’s complaint and grievance procedures upon admission to lodge a complaint or grievance with Daybreak or Behavioral Health Organization (BHO), if applicable, or the Washington State Department of Health, if you believe your rights have been violated.

8) All clients are treated in a manner sensitive to client needs and which promote human dignity and self-respect; and fosters constructive self-esteem by ensuring each client has the right to:

  1. Be free of abuse, including being deprived of food, clothes, or other basic necessities;
  2. Are provided reasonable opportunity to practice the religion of choice as long as the practice does not infringe on the rights and treatment of others or the treatment service, and have the right to refuse participation in any religious practice;
  3. Participate in planning his or her own health care and treatment that considers their own medical and/or mental health advance directives;
  4. Be able to refuse to perform services for the benefit of this treatment facility unless they agree to perform the services as part of the client health care plan and in accordance with the law;
  5. Are fully informed regarding cost of treatment and methods of payment available;
  6. Are informed in writing of the Department of Health (DOH) contact information and DOH’s phone number and e-mail address;
  7. Are informed that they may file a complaint with DOH regarding non-compliance with any part of WAC 246-337-075 without interference, discrimination or reprisal. The client may choose whether to notify Daybreak of the complaint;
  8. Are informed of their right to a healthy, safe, clean and comfortable environment at Daybreak facility.

9) All clients confidential information regarding treatment and personal information may not be communicated to clients who are not associated or listed in the client’s treatment plan or confidentiality disclosure form.

10) All clients are informed that Daybreak must comply with reporting requirements of suspected incidents of child or adult abuse and neglect in accordance with chapters 26.44 and 74.34 RCW.

11) All clients are informed that Daybreak is to account for each client’s assets, including allowance, earnings from federal or state sources and expenditures.

12) All clients are informed that Daybreak is to assist each client, upon request, in sending written communications of the fact of the clients’ commitment to the facility to friends, relatives, and other persons.

13) All clients are allowed necessary communication with custodial parents or legal guardians, with an attorney, and in emergency situations.

14) All clients receive a copy of the counselor disclosure statement.

15) All clients are informed that, in the event of Daybreak closure, they will be given 30 days’ notice, assisted with relocation, given refunds to which they are entitled, and advised how to access their records.

17) Be allowed to participate or abstain from social activities.


An audio recording of these rights is available here.