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Resident's rights and services, Md. Code Regs.

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Resident's rights and services. 

A nursing facility resident has the following rights: 

  • Choose an attending physician;  
  • Choose a pharmacy to obtain medications;  
  • Be fully informed in advance about care and treatment;  
  • Participate in planning care and treatment;  
  • Consent to or refuse treatment;  
  • Self-administer drugs if the interdisciplinary team determines that the practice is safe;  
  • Access the resident’s records within 1 business day upon an oral or written request;  
  • Obtain copies of the resident’s records within 2 business days;  
  • Confidentiality of personal records; 
  • Examine the results of the most recent federal and state surveys, including the annual survey and any subsequent complaint investigations, and any correction plans prompted by the surveys; and 
  • Voice grievances regarding treatment.