Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17.5
Rights of Nursing Home Patients

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.5-6

§ 23-17.5-6. Care by physician — Disclosure of patient’s medical condition.

(a) Each patient admitted to a facility shall be and remain under the care of a physician as specified in policies adopted by the governing body.

(b) Each patient shall be informed by a physician of his or her medical condition unless medically contraindicated, as documented by a physician in his or her medical record, and shall be afforded the opportunity to participate in the planning of his or her medical treatment.

History of Section.
P.L. 1978, ch. 235, § 1.