Self Determination And Person Centred Planning

Published: February 2002


Older people and people with disabilities can, in Michigan, be in charge of making the decisions affecting their lives. However, if they are dependent on a public system for the services and supports they need, in the past they were not given the power to make these choices. Self-determination with person-centered planning has been mandated in Michigan by MCL 330.1700(g). This may cause the most significant change in the delivery of services to individuals with disabilities in many years. This is a process designed to shift power in negotiating the mental health system from the professional to the individual receiving services.

Author: Kathleen Harris
Organisation: Michigan Bar Journal


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Pages: 3
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