Policy Memos

Protection & Advocacy MOU - The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Missouri Department of Mental Health and Missouri Protection & Advocacy recognizes the legal rights and responsibilities of each agency and formalizes the cooperative relationship. The MOU clarifies that Missouri Protection & Advocacy has authority to access consumers at community agencies for providing information about P & A services; to explain legal rights obtained through applicable State and Federal laws; to complete an application for P & A services; to investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, death, or other violations of rights; to advocate for the legal rights of consumers, and to monitor compliance with respect to the rights and safety of consumers.

DMH Protection & Advocacy MOU presentation