Patients' Rights & Privacy Rights


Patients' Rights Advocate

Ensuring the rights of recipients of services is a high priority in Sacramento County.  The Division of Behavioral Health Services has delegated this State mandated requirement to the Consumer Self-Help Office of Patients' Rights. 

Whenever an individual is involuntarily detained in a hospital setting, California law affords certain very specific legal protections and the availability of a knowledgeable advocate to speak on behalf of the detained consumer.  A Consumer Self-Help Patients' Rights advocate will present the expressed interests of the client in Certification Review hearings and various other legal procedures which may occur routinely or which are requested by the client. Whenever a client in the local system feels their rights are being infringed upon or even denied, that consumer can request review of the instance and a thorough investigation will be done.  

To Contact the Consumer Self-Help Patients’ Rights Office

Phone: (916) 333-3800

Fax: (916) 550-1777


Your Privacy - Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act

Your health information is private and by law must be protected according to the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Click here for more information.