Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program - Residents' Bill of Rights


You have the right to:

  • Be informed of your rights, rules and regulations governing your care, conduct and responsibilities.

  • Be informed of available services and related charges.

  • Participate in planning your care and treatment.

  • Be informed of reasons for transfer or discharge and be given reasonable advance notice.

  • Voice grievances and recommend changes in policy.

  • Manage your personal financial affairs.

  • Be free from mental and physical abuse and from unauthorized chemical and physical restraints.

  • Confidential treatment of your personal and medical records and approval or refusal of their release.

  • Be treated with recognition of dignity, individuality and privacy.

  • Not perform services for the facility without your consent.

  • Have private communication with persons of your choice and to send and receive unopened mail.

  • Participate in social, religious and community activities.

  • Maintain and use personal clothing and possessions as space permits.

  • Have privacy for visits with your spouse, family and friends.

  • Have information on the rights and responsibilities of residents posted in a visible place.

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