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Resident's Rights

Privacy and Confidentiality


A resident has the right to:

  • Personal privacy and confidentiality of personal and medical records.
  • Private written and telephone communications
  • Send and receive (unopened) mail
  • Participate in resident groups
  • Release, or refuse release, personal and medical records, except when transferred to another health care institution or the release is required by law