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Your Right to Visit – CANHR Publishes Free Guide for Visitors to Long-term Care Residents and Hospital Patients.


Your Right to Visit – CANHR Publishes Free Guide for Visitors to Long-term Care Residents and Hospital Patients.
The right to meet with visitors of a person’s choosing is among the most intimate rights we have. Despite federal and state laws that protect the right to visitation for people who enter a long-term care facility or hospital, health care providers often prohibit visitors who are considered problematic. These providers illegally assume the role of sentinel – deciding who may or may not see a resident. This Guide reviews the laws protecting a resident’s right to visitation and common visitation issues and offers ideas for remedying visitation problems through the use of sample cases.