State Affairs and Government
Long-Term Care Ombudsperson Act of 1995
§ 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.)