You have the right to be informed prior to or upon admission and during your stay both orally and in writing in a language you understand of your rights and all rules and regulations governing your conduct and responsibilities during your stay in the Facility.
You have the right, upon written request and 48 hour notice, to inspect and purchase photocopies of all records pertaining to you.
You have the right to be fully informed in language you understand of your total health status including, but not limited to, your medical condition.
You have the right to refuse treatment and to refuse to participate in experimental research.
You have the right to be informed in writing at the time of admission to the Facility, or when you become eligible for Medicaid, of items and services that are included in nursing Facility services under the Medicaid program in this State and for which you may not be charged. You also have the right to be informed of those other items and services that the Facility offers and for which you may be charged, the amount of charges, and to be informed when charges are made to items and services paid for and not paid for by the Medicaid program of this State.
You have the right to be informed before or at the time of admission and periodically during your stay of services available in the Facility and of charges for those services including any charges for services not covered under the Medicare program or by the Facility's per diem rate.
You have a right to be informed in writing of any changes in rates or the services that the rates cover at least 30 days in advance of the effective date of change.
You have the right of access to the written policies and procedures of the Facility during ordinary business hours.
You have the right to file a complaint with the State Survey and Certification Agency concerning abuses, neglect and misappropriation of your property in the Facility.
You have the right to be informed of the name, specialty, address and telephone number of the Physician responsible for your care.
You have the right to manage your financial affairs and the Facility may not require that you deposit your personal funds with the Facility. A description of the manner of protecting personal funds is contained in the Management of Personal Funds Agreement.
You have the right to choose a personal Attending Physician.
You have the right to be fully informed in advance about care and treatment and of any changes in the care and treatment that may affect your well-being and to participate in planning care and treatment or changes in care and treatment, unless you have been adjudged incompetent or found to be incapacitated under State laws.
You have a right to refuse medical treatment, dietary restrictions and medications unless such refusal would be harmful to the health or safety of others, as documented in your medical records by your Physician. If such refusal apparently would be seriously harmful to your health or safety, the Facility shall either refer you to a hospital or notify a responsible family member or, if such a family member is not readily available, the Department of Family and Children Services of the County.
You have the right to select the Pharmacy or Pharmacist of your choice for those pharmaceutical supplies and services not provided by the Facility as a part of the basic rate.
You have a right, if you request, to be informed of the identity, purpose and possible reactions to each drug to be administered.
You have a right to be free from discrimination on the basis of your history or condition of mental or physical disease or disability, unless you would cause the Facility or any Resident to lose eligibility for any Federal or State Program of financial assistance or unless the Facility cannot provide adequate and appropriate care, treatment and services to you due to the disease or disability.
You have the right, upon reasonable request, to examine the results of the most recent survey of the Facility conducted by Federal or State surveyors and any plan of correction in effect with respect to the Facility.
You have the right to receive information from agencies acting as client advocates and to be afforded the opportunity to contact these agencies.
You have the right to refuse to perform services for the Facility. You have the right to perform services for the Facility if you choose to do so and agree to the work arrangement described in the plan of care.
You have the right to regular access to the private use of a telephone.
You have the right to privacy in written communication, including the right to send and receive mail promptly that is unopened and to have access to stationary, postage and writing implements at your own expense. The Administrator shall provide that mail is received and mailed on regular postal delivery days.
You have the right to retain and use personal possessions including some furnishings, appropriate clothing and foods, in your immediate living quarters, as space permits, unless to do so would infringe upon the rights to health and safety of other residents.
You have the right to request the Facility to provide a means of securing your property in your room or in any other secured part of the Facility so long as you have access to such property on weekdays and where the Facility policy allows, on weekends and holidays.
You have the right to share a room with your spouse if you live in the same Facility as your spouse and both you and your spouse consent to the arrangement.
You have a right to use tobacco and to consume alcoholic beverages if you do not interfere with the rights of others, subject to the Facility's policies and safety rules and applicable State law.
You have a right to enter and leave the facility as you choose.
You have the right to participate in social, religious, and community activities that do not interfere with the rights of other residents in the Facility.
You have the right to organize and participate in resident groups in the Facility and your family has the right to meet in the Facility with the families of other residents in the Facility. The Facility may not compel your attendance at or participation in residents' council meetings.