(a) A provider shall not prevent or otherwise infringe upon a resident’s right to obtain treatment, care and services, including, but not limited to, home health and hospice care, from persons providing health care who have not entered into a contract with or are not affiliated with the provider, subject to the provider’s policies and procedures for protecting the health and safety of residents.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 17b-523c
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
(b) Residents at a continuing-care retirement facility receiving assisted living or skilled nursing services shall be entitled to all rights and protections afforded under the law, including the right to refuse medications and treatments. A provider shall not prevent or otherwise infringe upon a resident’s right to participate, as fully and meaningfully as the resident is able, in making the decision about a permanent move to an assisted living facility or skilled nursing care unit. A provider shall inform family members designated by the resident of the resident’s medical condition and care plan. A provider shall not prevent or otherwise infringe upon a resident’s right to refuse medications and treatments.
(c) Each provider operating a facility shall make reasonable accommodations, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 USC 12101, et seq., the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 USC 3601, et seq., and section 46a-64c to ensure that services and notices are accessible and communicated to residents who have hearing loss, low vision or other disabilities.