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New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules He-P §803.15

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“Required services under the division of public health services regulations”

Nursing home facilities must provide an admissions packet to a resdient or the resident’s guardian or representative. The admissions packet must include:

  • A copy of the patients’ bill of rights;
  • A copy of the resident’s right to appeal an involuntary transfer or discharge;
  • The nursing home’s policy and procedure for handling reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation;
  • Information on access the long-term care ombudsman; and
  • Information on advanced directives.

All nursing home facilities must respect the resident’s refusal to accept all care and services.  In the event that a resident has to be transferred to another medical facility during an emergency, a nursing home facility must provide information regarding whether the resident has an advance directive.


Current as of June 2015