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A Guide for Patients Deemed Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity (“NGRI”) At Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital

This guide provides information about the rights of patients who are at the adult psychiatric hospitals (Western State Hospital (WSH) and Eastern State Hospital (ESH))  run by the State of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) following a finding of “not guilty by reason of insanity” (NGRI).

How to Change, Remove, or Report a Representative Payee

This publication is for adult SSA beneficiaries and explains how a beneficiary can ask SSA to change or remove a representative payee and how a beneficiary can report a representative payee for misuse of funds.

How to File a Complaint Against a Health Care Provider or Facility

Learn about the different ways a person can file a complaint against an individual health care provider or a health care facility in Washington state.

How to Modify, Terminate, or Complain about a Guardianship

Learn about the procedures to use under Washington State Law to modify, terminate or complain about a guardianship.

Patient Rights at Western State Hospital And Eastern State Hospital

This booklet provides information about the rights of patients who are at the adult psychiatric hospitals run by the State of Washington: Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital.

Working With a Public Defender in Criminal Cases

Learn how to get, work with, and resolve conflicts with a public defender.