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Consumer safeguards

Page posted: 10/1/03

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Page updated: 7/27/18


State and federal regulations provide people who receive services various rights, protections and safeguards. These services protect a person from violation of his/her human and civil rights.

Consumer safeguards and protections are addressed through various mechanisms. The following resources provide access to several services that ensure the health and welfare of people who receive services through state-developed standards.


Adult protection

Child protection


Jensen Settlement Agreement


Public guardianship

Record retention

Screening for nursing facility admission of people younger than age 21

Successful Life Project

Unitary Residency and Financial Responsibility Act

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