Tuesday, July 9, 2013
CMS Reminds Nursing Facilities of Resident’s Access and Visitation Rights
CMS issued S&C 13-42-NH to remind SNFs and NFs of the access and visitation rights held by nursing facility residents. This reminder emphasizes that residents must be notified of their rights to have visitors on a 24-hour basis, who could include, but are not limited to, spouses (including same-sex spouses), domestic partners (including same-sex domestic partners), other family members, or friends. Click here to read the memo.