​​Patients' Rights Committee

The purpose of the Patients’ Rights Committee (PRC) is to monitor, review, evaluate, and recommend improvements in the protection and upholding of patients' rights to receive effective, timely, and humane treatment in a public mental health system in California. Each patient should be afforded the opportunity to receive excellent mental health care or the option to decline care if appropriate.

More information on our purpose, mandates, goals, and members is contained in the charter.

Upcoming Meetings

Quarterly Meeting

Date: January 19, 2022

Time: 10:30 am to 12:3​0 pm

Location: Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, 4875 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92106

Meeting agenda to be posted no later than 10 days prior to meeting.

Please visit the Patients' Rights Committee Meetings Archive page for information on past meetings.

Committee Documents 

Patients' Rights Committee 2020 Survey Analysis - Survey of local behavioral health boards/commissions on county mental health patients’ rights advocacy.

Title 9 County Patients' Rights Advocates - An issue paper highlighting resource, training and retaliation issues in county patients' rights programs in California.


California Office of Patients' Rights (COPR) - The COPR is a unit within Disability Rights California contracted through the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide the patients’ rights investigative and advocacy services required in W&I Code, Section 5370.2, as well as training and technical assistance to all county patients’ rights advocates.    


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