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12-4 Vt. Code R. 202:5 - Resident care and home services under the Agency of Human Services regulations

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“Resident care and home services under the Agency of Human Services regulations”

A nursing home must determine if a resident has an advance directive upon admission and explain the resident’s right to formulate an advance directive.

Residents have the right to refuse care, which includes the right to discharge himself from the home.

A nursing home must inform each resident with information regarding how to contact the long-term care ombudsman, Vermont Protection and Advocacy, Inc., or the Vermont Senior Citizens Law Project.  The home must permit representatives of Adult Protective Services, the office of the long-term care ombudsman, and Vermont Protection and Advocacy, Inc. to have access to the home and its residents.

 When a resident dies unexpectedly or within 48 hours of a fall or injury, the nursing home must report the death to the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.  The nursing home must also report any case of suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation to the Adult Protective Services.



Current as of June 2015