2015 Georgia Code
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
§ 31-8-104 - Explanation of rights; acknowledgment of explanation; posting of rights at facilities
Each resident and his guardian or representative, if the resident does not have a guardian, shall be given by the facility a written and oral explanation of the rights, grievance procedures, and enforcement provisions provided for by this article before or at the time of admission to a long-term care facility. Written acknowledgment of the receipt of such explanation by the resident and his guardian or representative shall be made a part of the resident's file. In addition, each facility shall post written notices of such rights in conspicuous locations in the facility. Such written notices shall be prepared by the department. The notices shall be prepared in type and format which is easily readable by residents and shall describe residents' rights, grievance procedures, and enforcement provisions provided for by this article.
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