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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  • 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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