Founded in 1955, the Users' Committee is an effective advocate for patient's (also called beneficiary or user) rights.
Who are the "users" of the Douglas Institute?
Legal representatives of users of the Douglas Institute may also participate in and also elect the members of the Users' Committee.
These persons are:
- The holder of parental authority of a user who is a minor, or the user's tutor
- The curator, tutor, spouse, or close relative of a user of full age under legal incapacity
- An authorized person mandated by the incapable user of full age before the persons' incapacity
- A person proving he has a special interest in the user of full age under legal incapacity
Functions of the Users' Committee
- Inform users of their rights and responsibilities
- Foster the improvement of the quality of the living conditions of the users and assess their level of satisfaction about the services they receive
- Defend the rights and the interests of users, or at the request of the user, the rights and the interests as a user before the institution or any competent authority
- Accompany and assist a user, on request, in any action undertaken (as a user), including filing a complaint before the hospital Local Commissioner (ombudsman) (first recourse) or the protector of users (second recourse)
Burgess Pavilion, room D-0104
6875 LaSalle Boulevard
Montreal, (Quebec) H4H 1R3
Phone: 514-761-6131, ext. 2286