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P&A for People with MI (PAIMI)

PAIMI Priorities

DRNY provides services through the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program to individuals with a diagnosis of serious mental illness.

DRNY places a priority on serving persons with serious mental illness who live in facilities that provide care and treatment, however we also serve those who live in the community.

We advocate to promote the rights of people with mental illness or emotional impairments with particular emphasis on individuals in facilities like:

  • State and county psychiatric facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Jails and prisons
  • Private treatment facilities

The services that DRNY provides include:

  • Advice/counsel
  • Support in pursuing administrative remedies
  • Technical assistance
  • Investigation and Monitoring
  • Negotiation or mediation
  • Direct legal representation
  • Training and information or referral

Who is Eligible for PAIMI Services?

PAIMI clients are individuals that have significant “mental illness or emotional impairment” as determined by a mental health professional.

There is no charge for our services.