(a) A resident has the right to be visited by, and a facility must provide immediate access to any resident to:
(1) a staff person of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (the Office) employed by DADS;
(2) a certified ombudsman; and
(3) an ombudsman intern.
(b) A facility must allow a certified ombudsman and a staff person of the Office access:
(1) to the medical and social records of a resident, if the certified ombudsman or the staff person has the consent of the resident or the legally authorized representative of the resident;
(2) to the medical and social records of a resident 60 years of age or older, in accordance with the Older Americans Act, §712(b); and
(3) to the administrative records, policies, and documents of the facility to which the facility residents or general public have access.