Bill Of Rights For Residents Of Long-Term Care Facilities


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OCGA §31-8-100 et seq.

§ 31-8-100.Short Title
§ 31-8-101.Legislative Intent
§ 31-8-102.Definitions
§ 31-8-103. Rights Of Residents Generally
§ 31-8-104.Explanation Of Rights; Acknowledgment Of Explanation; Posting Of Rights At Facilities
§ 31-8-105.Giving Certain Notices To Persons Who Became Residents Before July 1, 1981
§ 31-8-106.Information To Be Provided Residents Upon Admission; List Of Current Rates And Services; Bill For Charges; Access To Nonmedical Records
§ 31-8-107.Refusal Of Admission Or Continued Residence On The Basis Of History Or Condition Of Mental Or Physical Disease Or Disability
§ 31-8-108.Required Care, Treatment, And Services; Rights In Regard Thereto; Experimental Research Or Treatment
§ 31-8-109.Use Or Threat Of Physical Restraints, Isolation, Or Restrictions On Mobility
§ 31-8-110.Right To Select Pharmacy Or Pharmacist; Charges For Pharmaceutical Supplies And Services; Information As To Purpose And Effects Of Drugs
§ 31-8-111.Rights As Citizen
§ 31-8-112. Freedom From Duty To Perform Services For Facility; Right To Rise And Retire At Times Of Resident's Choice; Tobacco And Alcoholic Beverages; Freedom To Enter And Leave Facility
§ 31-8-113.Right To Retain And Use Personal Property At Facility; Provision Of Secure Storage Space For Such Property; Records Of Stored Property; Investigation Of Complaints Of Theft
§ 31-8-114.Right To Privacy
§ 31-8-115.Use Of Payments Made To Or On Behalf Of A Resident; Right Of Resident Or His Guardian To Manage The Resident's Financial Affairs; Assistance By Facility In Such Management
§ 31-8-116.Involuntary Transfer Of Residents Discharged From Facility; Return To Facility After Transfer
§ 31-8-117.Suspension Of Certain Rights Where Exercise Poses Danger To Self Or Other Residents; Notice Of Suspension; Duration
§ 31-8-118.Freedom From Interference In Exercise Of Rights And Pursuit Of Interests; Accommodation Of Conflicting Rights; Voicing Of Complaints And Recommendation Of Changes
§ 31-8-119.Obtaining Contributions By Coercion; Use Of Contributions Designated For A Restricted Purpose; Receipts And Records Of Contributions
§ 31-8-120.Visitors; Right Of Access
§ 31-8-121.Formation Of Residents' Council; Space For Meetings; Assistance In Attending Meetings; Compelling Of Attendance Or Participation
§ 31-8-122.Compliance With This Article By Facilities; Establishment By Facilities Of Written Policies And Procedures; Familiarization Of Facility Staff With This Article
§ 31-8-123.Use Of State Or Community Ombudsman To Resolve Residents' Complaints
§ 31-8-124.Grievances
§ 31-8-125.Administrative Hearings
§ 31-8-126.Cause Of Action Against Facility For Violation Of Rights Under This Article; Civil Penalties; Applicability Of Code Section 31-5-8
§ 31-8-127. Rules And Regulations