Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 70 Public Health And Safety - Section 70.129.090 Advocacy, access, and visitation rights
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§ 70.129.090. Advocacy, access, and visitation rights
(1) The resident has the right and the facility must not interfere with access to any resident by the following:
(a) Any representative of the state;
(b) The resident's individual physician;
(c) The state long-term care ombudsman as established under chapter 43.190 RCW;
(d) The agency responsible for the protection and advocacy system for developmentally disabled individuals as established under part C of the developmental disabilities assistance and bill of rights act;
(e) The agency responsible for the protection and advocacy system for mentally ill individuals as established under the protection and advocacy for mentally ill individuals act;
(f) Subject to reasonable restrictions to protect the rights of others and to the resident's right to deny or withdraw consent at any time, immediate family or other relatives of the resident and others who are visiting with the consent of the resident;
(g) The agency responsible for the protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities as established under section 509 of the rehabilitation act of 1973, as amended, who are not served under the mandates of existing protection and advocacy systems created under federal law.
(2) The facility must provide reasonable access to a resident by his or her representative or an entity or individual that provides health, social, legal, or other services to the resident, subject to the resident's right to deny or withdraw consent at any time.
(3) The facility must allow representatives of the state ombudsman to examine a resident's clinical records with the permission of the resident or the resident's legal representative, and consistent with state and federal law.
[1994 c 214 § 10.]
Sections: 70.129.020 70.129.030 70.129.040 70.129.050 70.129.060 70.129.070 70.129.080 70.129.090 70.129.100 70.129.105 70.129.110 70.129.120 70.129.130 70.129.140 70.129.150
Last modified: April 7, 2009