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A Closer Look at the Revised Nursing Facility Regulations: Visitation Rights

April 2017 | The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, Center for Medicare Advocacy, and Justice in Aging

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The revised nursing facility regulations affirm the rights of residents to receive visitors of their choosing at the time of their choosing, and require the facility to provide immediate access to the resident in accordance with the regulations. Access to spouses and domestic partners now specifically includes same-sex spouses and domestic partners.

A review of the revised nursing facility regulations specific to visitation rights and the inclusion of same-sex spouses and domestic partners.

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