It's important that people know their rights when they are at Sober Living Rehab. We provide our consumers, family members and carers with access to The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights in Victoria. We also provide all inpatients with a copy of our patient information handbook which also includes information about rights.
The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights in Victoria describes what consumers and carers can expect from the health service.
A summary of the rights found in The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights in Victoria follows:
Access — the right to access health care that meets my needs.
Safety — the right to receive safe and high quality health care that meets Australian Standards.
Respect — the right to be shown respect, and to be treated with dignity and consideration.
Communication — the right to be informed about services, treatment, options and costs in a clear and open way.
Participation — the right to be included in decisions and to make choices about your health care.
Privacy — the right to privacy and confidentiality of your personal information and access to my information.
Comment — the right to comment on your health care, and to have your concerns addressed.
The expectations of clients for the duration of their stay at Sober Living Rehab are as follows:
Participate in addiction education
To be open and honest in all communication
To adhere properly to medications prescribed by medical professionals
Be active in all directions of your personal recovery and treatment process
To not bully, harass, threaten, or harm any persons physically or psychologically
To communicate with staff any health concerns or problems whilst in treatment
To not use alcohol or any other drug substances or participate in gambling activities
To not damage or take anything without requesting permission from Sober Living Housing or other guests
To refrain from starting any exclusive, or sexualised relationships whilst in recovery at Sober Living Rehab
To uphold confidentiality of all other guests, family members and significant others that associate with Sober Living Rehab
Participate in all groups, house discussions, and recovery meetings such as AA, NA & GA.
Abide by Sober Living Rehab’s rules and guidelines