MCL - Section 330.1728

MENTAL HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 258 of 1974


330.1728 Personal property.

Sec. 728.

    (1) A resident is entitled to receive, possess, and use all personal property, including clothing, except in the circumstances and under the conditions set forth in this section.
    (2) Each facility shall provide a reasonable amount of storage space to each resident for his or her clothing and other personal property. The resident shall be permitted to inspect personal property at reasonable times.
    (3) A facility may exclude particular kinds of personal property from the facility. Any exclusions shall be officially adopted and shall be in writing and posted in each residential unit.
    (4) The individual in charge of the plan of services for a resident may limit the rights guaranteed by subsection (1) if each limitation is essential for 1 of the following purposes:
    (a) In order to prevent theft, loss, or destruction of the property, unless a waiver is signed by the resident.
    (b) In order to prevent the resident from physically harming himself, herself, or others.
    (5) A limitation adopted under the authority of subsection (4), the date it expires, and justification for its adoption shall be promptly noted in the record of the resident.
    (6) A limitation adopted under the authority of subsection (4) shall be removed when the circumstance that justified its adoption ceases to exist.
    (7) A receipt shall be given to a resident and an individual designated by the resident for any of his or her personal property taken into the possession of the facility. Any personal property in the possession of a facility at the time the resident to whom the property belongs is released from the facility shall be returned to the resident.


History: 1974, Act 258, Eff. Aug. 6, 1975 ;-- Am. 1995, Act 290, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996