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§42-66.7-4  Long-term care ombudsperson. –

Published: 2015

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State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-66.7

Long-Term Care Ombudsperson Act of 1995

SECTION 42-66.7-4

   § 42-66.7-4  Long-term care ombudsperson.


The department of elderly affairs shall establish the position(s) of long-term

care ombudsperson for the purpose of advocating on behalf of long-term care

facility residents and of receiving, investigating and resolving through

mediation, negotiation, and administrative action complaints filed by residents

of long-term care facilities, individuals acting on their behalf or any

individual organization or government agency that has reason to believe that a

long-term care facility, organization or government agency has engaged in

activities, practices or omissions that constitute a violation of applicable

statutes or regulations or that may have an adverse effect upon the health,

safety, welfare, rights or the quality of life of residents of long-term care

facilities. The department of elderly affairs may operate the office of

long-term care ombudsperson and carry out the program, directly or by contract

or other arrangement with any public agency or non-profit organization.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1995, ch. 92, § 1.)