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Resident's Rights

Notification of Rights and Services

A resident has the right to:

  • Be fully informed orally and in writing of all rights, rules and regulations governing resident conduct and responsibilities during the stay in the facility in a language that the resident understands
  • Access and review all individual records within 24 hours upon oral or written request
  • Purchase and receive copies of records (at a cost that does not exceed a community standard) within two working days advance notice to the facility
  • Be fully informed of his or her health status in a language the resident understands
  • Refuse treatment and to refuse to participate in experimental research
  • Formulate an advance directive