Rights for People Diagnosed with Mental Illness

Authored By: Hawaii Disability Rights Center


The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act (PAIMI) was first passed by the Congress of the United States in 1986. The purpose of this law is to protect the human, civil, and legal rights of people with mental illness. 

Click on the 'PDF' link below to view a brochure with more information on rights for people diagnosed with mental illness. 


Last Review and Update: Sep 21, 2018