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Resident's Rights

Notification of Changes


A facility must immediately inform the resident (and resident’s legal representative) and consult with the resident’s physician of:

  • An accident involving the resident which results in injury and has the potential for requiring physician intervention
  • A significant change in the resident’s physical, mental, or psychosocial status
  • A need to alter treatment significantly
  • A decision to transfer or discharge the resident from the facility

A facility must also promptly notify the resident (and the resident’s legal representative or interested family member) when there is:

  •  A change in room or roommate assignment
  • A change in resident rights

A facility must record and periodically update the address and phone number of the resident’s legal representative or interested family member