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Acronyms Used in Massachusetts Mental Health Advocacy
Acronyms Used in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Rights of Youth with Autism Regarding Special Education
DDS Eligibility
Children's Behavioral Health Initiative Services
Chapter 688 Process
Unified Planning Teams
Unified Planning Team Request Form
The Parents' How-to Guide to Children's Mental Health Services in Massachusetts (A publication of the Boston Bar Association with Children's Hospital Boston)
CHINS Reform Law A website of the Children's League of Massachusetts
Service Animals
Access to Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Services
Rights of Individuals with a Representative Payee
Managing Credit and Debt
What To Do If You Are In Debt
Debt Collection
Hospitalization in Connection with a Criminal Case
A Road Map through the Criminal Justice System for Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families A publication of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Requesting a DCF Fair Hearing
DCF Fair Hearing Process
DDS Eligibility
DDS Client Individual Support Planning
DDS Family Support Services
DDS MASSCAP and ICAP
DDS Residential Services
Resolving Problems with DDS
Resources for Clients of DDS
Transition to Adulthood for DDS Clients
Restraint in Massachusetts Residential School Programs
Introduction to DMH
Applying for DMH Services
DMH Service Authorization Determination Process
DMH Eligibility Appeals
DMH Services
DMH Case Management
DMH Service Plans
DMH Service or Eligibility Changes
DMH Community Based Flexible Support Services
DMH Complaint Process
DMH Complaint Process (Spanish)
DMH Complaint Process Form
DMH Privileges Policy Applicable to Certain Inpatient Psychiatric Units
DMH Restraint and Seclusion Regulations Applicable to Inpatient Psychiatric Units
After School Programming for Youth with Disabilities
Rights of Youth with Autism Regarding Special Education
Access of Youth to Behavioral Health Services
Rights of College Age Youth With Disabilities
Rights Regarding School Discipline
Rights Regarding School Resource Officers
Rights Regarding Prosecution for Misconduct at School
Rights Regarding Extended Year Special Education Services
Rights of Youth Regarding Functional Behavior Assessments
Rights of Foster Children to Education
Taking the General Educational Development (GED) Test
Rights of Homeless Youth to Education
Rights of Youth Regarding Individualized Education Programs
Rights of Youth With Disabilities Regarding MCAS
Rights Under Special Education Law Regarding Classroom Observation
Rights of Youth Regarding Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL)
Rights of Youth Regarding Education Records
Mental Health Resources Available in Schools
Rights of Youth in Institutional Settings to Special Education
Educational Services Available to Youth With Disabilities
Rights of Youth Regarding Special Education Disputes
Rights of Youth Regarding Special Education Eligibility
Rights of Youth Regarding Special Education Evaluations
Rights of Youth Regarding Special Education Placement
Rights of Youth Regarding Special Education Referral
Rights of Youth Regarding Special Education Transition Planning
Rights of Special Education Youth Regarding Exclusion
Rights of Regarding Termination and Suspension from Public or Private Special Education Schools
Rights of Youth With Disabilities Regarding Transportation to School
The Education Surrogate Parent Program
Educating Youth With Trauma Histories
Restraint in Massachusetts Public Schools
Time-out in Massachusetts Public Schools
SSDI and Child Support Modifications
Restraining Orders
Guardianship of an Adult in Massachusetts
Alternatives to Guardianship in Massachusetts
Medication Rights
Medication Rights (Spanish)
Where to Direct Complaints about Mental Health Service Providers in Massachusetts
Where to Direct Complaints about Licensed Mental Health Professionals in Massachusetts
How to File a Complaint with the Division of Insurance regarding a Health Care Insurance Company
How to File a Complaint about Health Care with the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Legal Guide to Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders
Practical Guide to Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders
January 2012 MHLAC Comments on EOHHS's draft proposal for a state demonstration project that combines Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for dual eligible services through an integrated care entity
January 2012 MHLAC Testimony in Support of H. 1174, An Act requiring mental health parity for disability policies
January 2012 MHLAC Testimony in Support of H. 1177, An Act relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment
June 2012 MHLAC Letter to legislators on Healthcare Payment Reform
September 2012 MHLAC & HCFA Comments on Division of Insurance Regulations and Procedures Under Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, Sections 23 and 254
Consumer Control of Mental Health Information
Eradicating Stigma
Caseloads Time Quality
Provider and Treatment Choice
October 2014 Recommendations on utilization review to the Division of Insurance Health Care Access Bureau
The Unintended Results of Payment Reform and Electronic Medical Records
Choice and Continuity of Care as Significant Issues for Equality in Mental Health Care
Housing Rights
Community Residence Tenancy Law
Keep Your Housing Handbook
Inpatient Rights
Inpatient Rights
Admission and Discharge Rights
Section 35 Commitment for Substance Abuse Rights
Hospitalization in Connection with a Criminal Case
Basic Rights on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Six Fundamental Rights
Movement Rights on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Medication Rights
Medication Rights (Spanish)
Restraint and Seclusion in Hospitals, Including Emergency Rooms
Know Your Discharge Planning Rights from Massachusetts Licensed Psychiatric Units
DMH Privileges Policy Applicable to Certain Inpatient Psychiatric Units
DMH Restraint and Seclusion Regulations Applicable to Inpatient Psychiatric Units
Records
Access to Mental Health Records
Consumer Control of Mental Health Information
Individuals’ Right under HIPAA to Access their Health Information An excerpt from a guidance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Unintended Results of Payment Reform and Electronic Medical Records
Restraint Rights
Restraint in Massachusetts Public Schools
Time-out in Massachusetts Public Schools
Restraint in Massachusetts Public Schools
Time-out in Massachusetts Public Schools
Restraint in Massachusetts Residential School Programs
DMH Restraint and Seclusion Regulations Applicable to Inpatient Psychiatric Units
Restraint and Seclusion in Hospitals, Including Emergency Rooms
Substance Abuse
Acronyms Used in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Selected Bibliography of Substance Abuse Topics
Transportation
The RIDE and Other ParaTransit Services
Reduced-Cost Public Transportation
Transportation to and from MassHealth Appointments
Transportation Benefits for SSI and SSDI Recipients
Transportation Services for Elders
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