Right to Voice Grievances – §483.10 Resident rights.
The resident has a right to voice grievances without reprisal or discrimination.
42 CFR 483.10 (8)(iii)(f) Grievances. A resident has the right to—
(1) Voice grievances without discrimination or reprisal. Such grievances include those with respect to treatment which has been furnished as well as that which has not been furnished; and
(2) Prompt efforts by the facility to resolve grievances the resident may have, including those with respect to the behavior of other residents.
If you request any additional information please contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.
The right to voice grievances is important, often times residents are intimidated and unsure of their right to communicate their needs and criticism of the care provided to them. The right to voice grievances allows residents the ability to address issues without the concern of retaliation.