TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.16
Home Care Patient Rights

SECTION 23-17.16-4


§ 23-17.16-4 Written notice of rights of home care patients/clients.

Each patient/client of a home nursing-care provider or home-care provider agency has the right to be informed of his or her rights under this chapter and the home nursing-care provider or home-care provider agency must protect and promote the exercise of these rights. The home nursing-care provider or home-care provider agency must provide the patient/client with a written notice of the patient/client rights in § 23-17.16-2 in advance of furnishing care to the patient/client or during the initial evaluation visit before the initiation of treatment. A copy of the written notice of rights signed by the patient/client will be maintained in the patient/client record by the home nursing-care provider or home-care provider agency and in the patient/client's home. The home nursing-care provider or home-care provider agency must maintain documentation showing that it has complied with the requirements of this section. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to nursing services or home health services conducted by and for those who rely exclusively upon spiritual means through prayer alone in accordance with the creed or tenets of a well recognized church or religious denomination.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 426, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 452, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 447, § 1.)