Pursuant to 42 CFR 483.10 (8)(iii)(d)(2)Free Choice to Determine Care and Treatment
“The resident has the right to— “Free Choice”
(2) be fully informed in advance about care and treatment and of any changes in that care or treatment that may affect the resident’s well-being.
Nursing home residents have the right to be fully informed in advance about care and treatment, you would think this is non automatically but in many cases there are changes without the input of the resident, their family or representative. Many times these changes are for the convenience of the staff at the nursing home or for some other reason which is not focused on resident care.
Please contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore with any questions you may have at 612-743-9048.
Free choice can only come if a nursing home resident or their family has all the necessary information to assist with care and treatment decisions. A nursing home resident needs to be provided with enough information to be able to make a rational decision in their own best interest.