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Office of Patients' Rights - Mental Health

The Patients’ Rights Advocate represents the expressed wish of mental health clients in Placer County through direct assistance, monitoring, training, and policy review.   Legislatively mandated duties of the Patients’ Rights Advocate are:

  • To assist with, investigate, and resolve complaints regarding violations of mental health laws
  • To represent hospitalized clients at Certification Review and Capacity Hearings
  • To monitor facilities for compliance with Patients’ Rights laws, regulations, and policies
  • To train and educate staff, clients, and the public in Patients’ Rights laws, regulations, and policies
  • To act as a consultant to mental health professionals in the area of Patients' Rights
  • To act as a liaison between the county and the California Office of Patients’ Rights

To reach the Placer County Patients’ Rights Advocate, you may call 530-886-5419 or 916-787-8979 during regular business hours.  After hours calls will be returned the following business day.

You may also contact the Advocate by email at:

Click on the link below for a slide show regarding Mental Health laws and patients' rights in California.

Mental Health Laws and Patients' Rights in California