Summary of Individual rights as stated in section 483.420 of the Medicaid Program: Conditions for Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded: Final Rule effective October 3, 1988.


1. You shall be informed of all your rights as an Individual and all the rules of this home. 483.420 (a) (1)


2. You shall be informed of your medical condition, developmental and behavioral status, risks of treatment and the right to refuse treatment. 483.420 (a) (2)


3. You shall be allowed and encouraged to exercise your rights as citizens of the home and as a citizen of the United States including the right to file complaints and the right to due process. 483.420 (a) (3)


4. You shall be allowed to manage your own financial affairs and shall be taught to do so in the best of your ability. 483.420 (a) (4)


5. It is insured that you shall not be subject to physical, verbal, sexual, or psychological abuse or punishment. 483.420 (a) (5)


6. It is insured that you shall not be subject to unnecessary drugs and physical restraints. You shall be provided Active Treatment to reduce dependency on chemical restraint. 483.420 (a) (6)


7. You shall be provided with the opportunity for personal privacy and shall be insured privacy during treatment and care of personal needs. 483.420 (a) (7)


8. It is insured that you shall not be compelled to perform services and be ensured that, if you do work for the home, you shall be paid at prevailing wages commensurate with your abilities. 483.420 (a) (8)


9. You shall be ensured of the opportunity to communicate, associate, and meet privately with individuals of your choice. You shall be ensure of the right to send and receive unopened mail. 483.420 (a) (9)


10. You shall be ensured access to telephone with privacy for incoming and outgoing local and long distance phone calls except if contraindicated by factors identified in your Individual Habilitation Plan. 483.420 (a) (10)


11. You shall be insured the opportunity to participate in social, religious, and community group activities. 483.420 (a) (11)


12. You shall be insured the right to retain and use appropriate personal possessions and clothing and to be dressed in your own clothing. 483.420 (a) (12)


13. You shall be permitted, if married, to share a room with your spouse. 483.420 (a) (13)


14. Your parent (if you are a minor) or legal guardian (if you have one) shall be informed of your rights as an Individual and of the rules of this home. They shall also be informed of your medical condition, developmental and behavioral status, attendant risks of treatment and the right to refuse treatment. 483.420 (a) (14)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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