Revision 08-1

 

§92.801 Access to Residents and Records by the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

(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.