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Empowerment Resources

Advocacy Tools

Last Update 07/25/2005

Informational Letter #22 - Medical Treatment While Receiving Inpatient Mental Health Treatment (PDF) (06/20/2005)
Informational Letter #21 - Provisions of Mental Health Treatment to Jail Inmates (PDF) (01/20/2005)

Informational Letter #19 - WIC Section 5270 Legislative Intent (PDF) (02/09/2004)

Informational Letter #18 - Hospitalized Voter/Emergency Absentee Voting (html) (01/02/2004)
Informational Letter #16 - Capacity Hearings - Notification and Filing of the Petition (PDF) (05/18/2003)
Empowerment Resource #15 - Chapter 3 - Hearings Techniques - Probable Cause Hearings (PDF) (March 2003)

Empowerment Resource #14 - Chapter 2 - Administrative/Fair Hearings - Legal Standards (PDF) (July 2002)

Empowerment Resource #13 - Chapter 1 - Probable Cause Hearings - Legal Standards (PDF) (June 2002)

Empowerment Resource #12 - Discharge and Pre-Care Planning (PDF) (Undated)

Empowerment Resource #11 - Advocacy in Community Care Facilities (PDF) (Undated)

Empowerment Resource #09 - Regional Centers & County Mental Health - Mental Health Services for Regional Center Clients (PDF) (Undated)
Empowerment Resource #08 - School District & County Mental Health - Mental Health Services for Students with Disabilities (PDF) (Undated)
Empowerment Resource #07 - Emily Q. v. Bontá (PDF) (Undated)
Empowerment Resource #06 - Facilities Monitoring (PDF) (Undated)
Empowerment Resource #05 - Internet Resources (PDF) (Undated)
Empowerment Resource #04 - Seclusion &/or Restraint (PDF) (Undated)
Empowerment Resource #03 - Medical Records (PDF) (Undated)
Empowerment Resource #02 - Conservatorship - Probate/LPS (PDF) (Undated)
Empowerment Resource #01 - Board-and-Care Residences - Personal Needs Money (PDF) (12/28/2000)

#3 - LPS Conservatorships (html): (3/21/2001)

Providing Conservatee Assistance - Sample Letter and Forms (html)

LPS Conservatorship - Charts for temporary conservatorship, full conservatorship, appeal rights (html)

#2 - Probate Conservatorship - Probate vs. LPS (html) (Undated)

#1 - Share of Cost; Privacy of Medical Records (html): (12/28/2000)

* Board-andCare Residents – Personal Needs Money - Changes in recalibrating the share of cost for clients who receive SSD and Medi-Cal. Pettit v. Bontá lawsuit (html). (12/28/2000)

* Press release – Protecting the Privacy of Patients' Health Information - Summary of the Final Regulation (html) (12/20/2000)

* Press release – HHS Announces Final Regulation Establishing First-Ever National Standards to Protect Patients' Personal Medical Records (html) (12/20/2000)