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Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness – PAIMI

The purposes of the PAIMI Act are:

• To ensure that the rights of individuals with mental illness are protected; and
• To protect and advocate for the rights of such individuals through activities to ensure compliance with Federal and State statutes; and
• To investigate incidents of abuse and neglect of individuals with mental illness if the incidents are reported to the system or if there is probable cause to believe that the incidents occurred.

PAIMI may provide services for the following individuals:

Individuals who have a significant mental illness or emotional impairment, as determined by a mental health professional qualified under the laws and regulations of the State;

AND

Inpatient or resident of facility rendering care and/or treatment

OR

90 days post discharge from a facility

OR

In transport to a facility

OR

In process of being admitted to a facility

OR

Involuntarily confined to a municipal detention facility without a criminal conviction

OR

Lives in a community setting including their own home

AND

alleged abuse or neglect or rights violation.

PAIMI may provide the following services:

Provide information and referral; and

Protect and advocate for the rights of such individuals through activities to ensure compliance with Federal and State statutes; and

Investigate incidents of abuse and neglect of individuals with mental illness if the incidents are reported to the system or if there is probable cause to believe that the incidents occurred; and

Access facilities in the State providing care or treatment; and

Have access to all records as outlined in Section 10806 of the Act.

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Contact HDRC

(808) 949-2922
(800) 882-1057
Fax: (808) 949-2928
info@hawaiidisabilityrights.org

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