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
§ 31-8-118 - Freedom from interference in exercise of rights and pursuit of interests; accommodation of conflicting rights; voicing of complaints and recommendation of changes
(a) The facility must permit each resident to exercise the rights and pursue the interests described in this chapter without restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination, or reprisal from the facility.
(b) The facility must exercise judgment in situations which pose a threat to the health or safety of a resident, and when necessary, must achieve a reasonable accommodation of conflicting rights of residents.
(c) Each resident shall be permitted to voice complaints and recommend changes in policies, procedures, and services to the administrator, his designee, or the residents' council.
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