CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
16-2426. Notification of rights. At the time of admission to a facility, whether the admission is voluntary or involuntary, the facility shall insure that the child is fully informed of his rights in terms that he can understand. This information shall be provided both orally and in writing. Copies of the written explanation of the child’s rights and a written, signed acknowledgement by the child and his parent that he has read and understands the rights, shall be kept in the child’s records and made available for inspection by representatives of the child and employees of the state protection and advocacy system. A statement of rights shall be posted in a common area of the facility available to residents and plainly visible.
[16-2426, added 1997, ch. 404, sec. 1, p. 1296.]