DRNC’s communications team is working on a new project called “I belong too.” This project lifts up real stories – your stories – about why living in the community is so important to you.
Involuntary commitment (IVC) is when a person is put into a mental health facility against their will, or without their permission or the permission of their guardian. You must meet […]
Frequently asked questions. What is Olmstead? Olmstead is a 1999 US Supreme Court decision that says it is unlawful to make people with disabilities live in facilities. Olmstead says that you […]
Learn about your discharge rights if you are voluntarily, or involuntarily admitted into a 24-hour mental health facility as a minor.
What are my discharge rights from a 24-hour mental health facility? You have the right to actively participate in your treatment You (or your legal guardian) and the internal advocate […]
An explanation of your right to refuse treatment or medication, including psychotropic medication, if you are a patient in a hospital.
Learn about your right to refuse medication in prison and the procedures for emergency and non-emergency situations.
An explanation of your right to refuse treatment or medication if you live in an intermediate care facility for individuals with I/DD.
A message from DRNC’s CEO This season of gratitude has us thinking about the meaning of home. What does home mean for children and adults with disabilities in NC? Do […]