California’s protection & advocacy system

For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA

or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.


California Office of Patients' Rights (COPR)


What does COPR do?

The California Office of Patients' Rights (COPR) is a unit within Disability Rights California. We are contracted through California's Department of Mental Health. More about COPR ... and an excerpt on COPR from our 2008 Annual Report ...


Advocacy resources:


Other information:

  • COPR Calendar of trainings, meetings and other important events
  • COPR Staff at Disability Rights California, Atascadero State Hospital, Coalinga State Hospital, Metropolitan State Hospital, Napa State Hospital and Patton State Hospital
  • PRA Directory lists all patients' rights advocatess throughout California
  • Grievance form - to file a grievance against a state hospital or OPR


Advocacy sites:


Laws and regulations: 

  • Laws
  • Regulations