Access and Visitation

If you are being denied visitation to a loved one who is in a nursing home or hospital, this federal bill will help you in all 50 states.

The resident has the right and the facility must provide—subject to the resident's right to deny or withdraw consent at any time—immediate access to any resident by:

  • Immediate family or other relatives of the resident. (42 C.F.R. §483.10(j)(1)(vii))
  • Others who are visiting with the consent of the resident, subject to reasonable restrictions. (42 C.F.R. §483.10(j)(1)(viii))
  • The facility must provide reasonable access to any resident by any entity or individual that provides health, social, legal or other services to the resident. (42 C.F.R. §483.10(j)(2))
  • If a resident is married, he or she and their spouse must be assured privacy and to be able to share a room if both are residents in the facility and both agree to do so.  (42 C.F.R. §483.10(e)(1)  and (m))

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  • Anna Morris
    followed this page 2021-11-03 12:21:37 -0700
  • Anna Morris
    commented 2021-11-03 12:14:49 -0700
    I’m being denied access to my dad. He’s been placed in a VA hospice ward by my sister. She’s gone to the VA administration with a litany of lies against me to prevent me from seeing him or even speaking to the nursing staff about his condition. I’ve been an RN in excellent standing for 34 years and I know about what he must be suffering. My dad has only weeks to live and I’m unable to get anyone from the VA hospital to return my calls so I can clear any allegations made against me. My dad and I have always had a wonderful relationship and it’s breaking my heart that this is happening. I don’t know what to do and time is so very short for me to say good bye.
  • Carla Votaw
    commented 2021-10-26 07:51:19 -0700
    I am being denied all contact of my adult son by exmother in law in Missouri. She has the Public Administrator aiding in this denial with no justifiable reasoning. My situation is not isolated, it is happening accross my state and i cant find any help. Its been a year and a half since myself or my sons siblings have seen or spoken to him. They went from using false accusations my ex mother law claimed, to now saying my son doesnt want to talk to any of us.
  • Angela Tucker
    commented 2021-10-19 11:01:56 -0700
    My brother and sister are denying me access to visit my mother in a nursinghome
  • Angela Tucker
    followed this page 2021-10-19 08:10:02 -0700
  • Nicole Lang
    commented 2021-08-25 11:09:15 -0700
    MY STEP MOTHER HAS TAKEN MY DAD’S PHONE WHILE HE SLEEPS AND BLOCKED MY # AND MY FATHER DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO UNBLOCK IT SO I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT STAGE HIS CANCER IS OR HOW LONG HE HAS OR IF HE WILL BE OKAY. SHE HAS BLOCKED ALL FAMILY. HES ANOTHER STATE AWAY.
  • Nicole Lang
    commented 2021-08-25 11:08:42 -0700
    MY STEP MOTHER HAS TAKEN MY DAD’S PHONE WHILE HE SLEEPS AND BLOCKED MY # AND MY FATHER DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO UNBLOCK IT SO I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT STAGE HIS CANCER IS OR HOW LONG HE HAS OR IF HE WILL BE OKAY.
  • Christian McAnally
    commented 2021-06-16 23:58:07 -0700
    The guardian for no reason is restricting my visitations (they already were) now they are supervised its me against everyone. She is killing my parents. I am forced to watch and not take action.
  • Christian McAnally
    commented 2021-06-16 23:57:43 -0700
    The guardian for no reason is restricting my visitations (they already were) now they are supervised its me against everyone. She is killing my parents. I am forced to watch and not take action. Please help them and me.(804) 533-9476

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