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Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

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Program Description:

The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Program (PAIMI) is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). P&A systems use the grant funds to:

1) Investigate incidents of abuse and neglect on behalf of individuals with mental illness in a public or private facility rendering care or treatment

2) Pursue administrative, legal (individual and class action litigation), systemic and legislative activities, or other appropriate remedies to redress complaints of abuse, neglect, and civil rights violations

3) Ensure enforcement of the United States Constitution, Federal laws and regulations, and state statutes as related to this area

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you or a family/household member must be facing mental illness and you must be a resident or in the process of becoming a resident of a facility rendering care or treatment.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information please visit:
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/P%26A/default.asp

 

Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/




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