2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 31-8-101 (2010)
TITLE 31 - HEALTH
CHAPTER 8 - CARE AND PROTECTION OF INDIGENT AND ELDERLY PATIENTS
ARTICLE 5 - BILL OF RIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
§ 31-8-101 - Legislative intent
31-8-101. Legislative intent
The General Assembly finds that persons residing within long-term care facilities are isolated from the community and often lack the means to assert fully their rights as individual citizens. The General Assembly further recognizes the need for these persons to live within the least restrictive environment possible in order to retain their individuality and personal freedom. It is therefore the intent of the General Assembly to preserve the dignity and personal integrity of residents of long-term care facilities through the recognition and declaration of rights safeguarding against encroachments upon each resident's need for self-determination. It is the further intent of the General Assembly that this article complement and not duplicate or substitute for other survey and inspection programs regarding long-term care facilities.
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